return in the middle of the night, fireworks… Bollaert still in fusion!


RC Lens concluded its formidable 2022-23 season with a new victory (3-1) on the lawn of AJ Auxerre as part of the 38th and final day of Ligue 1.

Franck Haise’s players will have played the game thoroughly until the end and this Lensoise victory is far from being anecdotal since it precipitates the Burgundian club in Ligue 2. In the fight to maintain during this last day, the FC Nantes finally saves its head in extremis thanks to a difficult victory against Angers (1-0) at Beaujoire. The atmosphere was still magnificent on Saturday evening at Bollaert, where giant screens had been installed to follow this match and once again celebrate 2nd place in the Sang et Or, synonymous with direct qualification for the next Champions League. Just over 37,000 spectators were able to thrill to Alexis Claude-Maurice’s double and Loïs Openda’s goal.

Haise savors and thanks Bollaert

The party continued very late into the night in Bollaert since 15,000 people were still present in the stadium at 3:00 am to welcome the players, who had returned by plane from this trip to Auxerre. One thing is certain, Franck Haise is not about to forget this historic season for the club. “These are unique moments, a unique season. We are a little disappointed to arrive late, but we can still share this with all these faithful, these enthusiasts, it feels a lot of good! We are a fine vice-champion. We will savor and thank the public”entrusted the coach of the Blood and Gold to the microphone of RMC Sports. A firework was fired at the end of the night in the Lensoise enclosure to conclude this new crazy evening.

A season for history

With 25 wins, 9 draws and 4 losses on the clock, RC Lens concludes this incredible season with a total of 84 points, 11 more than Olympique de Marseille (3rd). With the defeat of PSG, the Sang et Or even end this 2022-23 exercise just one unit behind the champion of France.

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