Brest assured of a European future at the end of the 29th day of Ligue 1 if…

Europe extends its arms to the Stade Brestois. After barely saving its skin in Ligue 1 during the previous year (14th), who would have thought that the Finistère club would play the leading roles at the start of this 2023-2024 season?

Talking about European qualification has long been taboo in the ranks of SB29 but when approaching the 29th day of Ligue 1 in the shoes of runner-up to the Parisian leader, the club allows itself to imagine its European future.

With 53 points on the clock, or 13 more than Reims (seventh and first non-European), Brest, which travels to Lyon on Sunday evening (8:45 p.m.), could be assured of playing in a European competition this weekend.

A potentially qualifying seventh place

But this would require a combination of circumstances. Already, the Finisterians must absolutely win on Rhone soil. If successful, Reims would also have to lose at Strasbourg and Marseille and Rennes, respectively 8th and 9th with 39 points, would have to lose or draw against Toulouse and Nice.

Not seeing Stade Brestois at European level next season seems improbable given its ranking six days before the end of the Championship, but also because not all of its direct opponents are in sparkling form. Like RC Lens, beaten Friday in Metz (2-1), which is slipping in sixth place ten lengths behind Brest.

Note that seventh place could also become synonymous with European qualification if PSG wins the final of the Coupe de France against Lyon on May 25 or if OL triumphs and manages to finish in the top 6 at the same time. of Ligue 1.

2024-04-13 14:52:41
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