Marseille, Lyon and Monaco fight for Champions League spot
LYON, France (AP) — Marseille no longer has its own destiny in hand.
All of the matches are played simultaneously to add more drama.
Marseille would have got a direct Champions League spot by beating Atletico. Now it needs to win at home to Amiens — which has only pride to play for — and hope Monaco and Lyon slip up.
Monaco travels to 19th-place Troyes, which is fighting to avoid relegation. Troyes can yet finish in 18th place, which is the promotion-relegation playoff spot against the third-placed team in division two.
Matches between the sides are always tense, hostile affairs and Nice is in contention for a Europa League place next season providing it wins.
Balotelli was woefully short of fitness and form when he arrived, but after 33 goals in 50 league games for Nice, he is in contention for an Italy call-up and to join a more renowned club to match his talents.
Down at the bottom of the table, things are also tense.
Toulouse is in 18th place — one point ahead of Troyes — and is at home to mid-table Guingamp.
Caen is safe for now in 17th, but the Normandy side can still drop to 18th on goal difference if it loses at home to PSG and Toulouse wins.
Elsewhere, it will be Italian coach Claudio Ranieri’s last game in charge of mid-table Nantes, which hosts Strasbourg. Ranieri has fallen out with club president Waldemar Kita and the rift has grown in recent weeks.