Ligue 1 round-up: Marseille secure Europa League spot as last-gasp Caen avoid drop
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 20/05/17 11:12pm
Marseille secured Europa League football while Caen dramatically kept themselves in Ligue 1 in the final minutes of the season.
Marseille took on Bastia knowing that victory would keep them ahead of Bordeaux in fifth place, while their visitors needed all three points to have a chance of survival.
Bafetimbi Gomis' second-half strike was enough to earn OM a 1-0 win, relegating Bastia and leaving Bordeaux sixth after they drew 1-1 with Lorient in another game with ramifications at both ends of the table.
Younousse Sankhare's early goal was cancelled out by Vincent Le Goff and Bordeaux must hope Paris Saint-Germain beat Angers in the Coupe de France final, which would mean the European berth passes to sixth place.
Le Goff's goal had Lorient on course for survival until injury time at the Parc des Princes, when Ronny Rodelin scored to earn Caen a 1-1 draw after PSG had led through Adrien Rabiot.
Rodelin missed a penalty and Julien Feret's goal was harshly disallowed but the former popped up in the first minute of stoppage time to keep his side up.
Lorient will contest the relegation play-off, with Dijon also keeping themselves out of trouble by drawing 0-0 at Toulouse.
Bastia finished bottom after already-relegated Nancy beat St Etienne 3-1 with goals from Alexis Busin, Modou Diagne and Faitout Maouassa. Arnaud Nordin scored for ASSE.
Champions Monaco rounded their season off in suitably high-scoring fashion with a 3-2 win at Rennes.
Fabinho and Jemerson put the principality side two up and defender Jorge scored Monaco's 107th goal of the league season, sandwiched by Adama Diakhaby's brace for the hosts.
PSG's run of titles had ended at four but their second place was in no danger, and their nearest pursuers drew 3-3 in any case as Jean Michael Seri's late penalty earned third-placed Nice a point at Lyon.
Maxime Le Marchand's own goal put Lyon ahead and Alexandre Lacazette scored twice, bringing up his century of goals for Lyon, but Nice equalised twice through Anastasios Donis and then a third time thanks to Seri.
Nantes held on to seventh place despite losing 3-0 at Lille. Nicolas De Preville's hat-trick, the third a penalty after Lucas Lima was sent off, left the outcome in no doubt but St Etienne and Rennes missed the chance to overtake Nantes.
Guingamp joined ASSE and Rennes on 50 points as Mustapha Diallo's goal gave them a 1-0 win over Metz.
Angers beat Montpellier 2-0 in the day's other game, with goals in the last 10 minutes from Jonathan Bamba and Flavien Tait.