In the race to stay in L1, the ASSE has a big problem before facing Stade de Reims on Saturday, but also in view of potential play-offs at the end of the season.
ASSE: Wahbi Khazri and the absent supporters against Reims
ASSE will play its match of the 37th day of Ligue 1 behind closed doors, Saturday (9 p.m.), against Stade de Reims, due to the sanction imposed on the Greens by the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League (LFP) . Unlike the Rémois (12th) already assured of staying in the top flight, AS Saint-Étienne must imperatively take points in order to finish the season ahead of FC Metz and the Girondins de Bordeaux, the two teams relegated before the last two days. of championship. Overthrown by OGC Nice at the Allianz Riviera (4-2), Wednesday, the Stéphanois are keen to put their heads back in their stadium, three days later. Only, Sainté would be very badly embarked for the rest of the deadlines. Not only will they not have the support of their fans, but they are also without their top scorer, Wahbi Khazrisuspended.
AS Saint-Étienne: 5 players under threat of suspension
Another detail to note is the threat of suspension hanging over four ASSE players, all defenders. They are: Harold Moukoudi, Eliaquim Mangala, Mickaël Nadé and Yvan Maçon. Warned of two yellow cards each, they are suspended against Stade de Reims and should in fact be very cautious this Saturday. In the event of a warning against SDR, they would automatically be suspended for one match. If so, they should serve this sentence, after the last match against FC Nantes (38th day). It would probably be in the first leg of the play-offs against a Ligue 2 club, if ASSE naturally finished in 18th place, on the evening of May 21.