Kylian Mbappé vs Wissam Ben Yedder, 20-year-old Lille champion? Others play from the 38th day of Ligue 1

It is coming to an end. The Ligue 1 series, edition 2021-2022, ends this Saturday, with the ten matches of the 38th day, played from 9 pm. The title? It’s settled. But from the struggle for Europe to the struggle for maintenance, there is no shortage of reasons to follow the multiplex. Behind these major collective issues, here are others, individual or more symbolic than pregnant, which can keep us breathless during the evening.

Mbappé vs Ben Yedder, who will be the top scorer?

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Mbappé, Messi, Di Maria and company in training


We don’t know what’s going on in Kylian Mbappé’s head. We would like to know, moreover, to reveal it to you exclusively. But it is possible that the 23-year-old French international does not think only of the choice he has to make, regarding his future. He has a goal under his nose, which his thirst for records cannot hide: to finish as the top scorer in Ligue 1.

At the top of this ranking in the last three seasons, Mbappé had shared the first place in 2019-2020, with Wissam Ben Yedder (18 goals each, after an exercise cut short by the health crisis). At the same time, Ben Yedder is the main opponent this year. 25 goals for the PSG striker, 24 for Monaco, who remains on a triple.

On Saturday, the 38th day, Paris Saint-Germain will face a team from Metz that is fighting for its maintenance, at the Parc des Princes. The ASM travels to Lens in a high-stakes match, which will overshadow Ben Yedder’s individual design. But the place of the dolphins of the Parisians may depend, for the men of the Rock, on the success of their captain.

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Mbappé best smuggler… historian?

The decisive pass is as old as football. Mais sa définition can always make discussions. La Ligue 1 considers the ranking of the best passers-by in the league from 2007-2008 to be “official”. Over the period, the record in one exercise is held by Angel Di Maria, with 18 offerings, including 16 in the game, in 2015-2016.

This reference mark is reached by Kylian Mbappé. The former AS Monaco player, who has expanded his range with Paris this season, is clearly the leader after 37 days, with 17 passes, ahead of his teammate Lionel Messi (13) and Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes, also 13).

Invited to one day pass the 20-20 mark (in goals and assists) of Thierry Henry last Sunday, during the presentation of his UNFP trophy for best Ligue 1 player, Mbappé had remarked to his glorious elder that he he still had a meeting to do so from the opus 2021-2022. The appointment is made, at 9 pm at the Park.

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LOSC, worst champion in 20 years?

Since Monaco, 11th in the first division in 2001 with the title cap, the outgoing champion still finishes in the “Top 10” of Ligue 1 (ex-D1). Nantes fell from first to tenth, between 2001 and 2002. Montpellier from first to ninth, between 2012 and 2013. This season, the LOSC is about to sign such a performance.

Lille is in tenth place, at the dawn of the last game, tied for points with antes Nantes, precisely, 9th. The Dogues receive Rennes, the Canaries receive Saint-Etienne. Note that in 2002, the championship had only eighteen teams. Finishing 10th was synonymous with the second part of the table. This is no longer the case. Not sure it comforts the Lillois.

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Who will be the boss of small budgets?

Troyes and Clermont are side by side. In the financial register, on the one hand, since they have the two smallest budgets in Ligue 1: ESTAC is 19th, with 30 million euros, Clermont Foot 20th, with 20 million euros (source Sportune ). In the field of sports, especially since Troyens and Clermontois are respectively 15th and 16th.

A single point separates Aubois and Auvergnats, assured of remaining in the elite before this day. Troyes travels to Lorient (17th), Clermont hosts Lyon (8th), two teams that no longer have much to play either … although, the bonuses according to the ranking are not negligible for everyone . So who will be the strongest of the “little ones”? Answer Saturday.

We will also have an eye on…

Farewell to Angel Di Maria PSG, of which he has been a major player for seven seasons. Thomas Mangani, Ismaël Traoré et Romain Thomaswhich should also be the der ‘, with the SCO. Yannick Cahuzac (37, RC Lens), care has announced his retirement and could step on an L1 turf one last time. The face of lolfor the epilogue of his sawtooth season. The grandstands during matches – away – which can send ASSE and Girondins de Bordeaux in L2, hoping for measured reactions.

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