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Metz get 2nd shot at Ligue 1 survival despite season-ending loss to PSG


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Kylian Mbappe was absent as champions Paris Saint-Germain finished the Ligue 1 season with a 2-0 win away at struggling Metz on Sunday.

The France captain, who will leave PSG at the end of the campaign after seven years, had already missed his team's 2-1 victory at Nice in midweek due to a hamstring niggle.

Despite the defeat, Metz could still stay up. They end the season in the relegation play-off place, finishing above Lorient because they scored more away goals in meetings between the two clubs.

Lorient's 5-0 win over Clermont meant they ended level with Metz on points and goal difference, but the Brittany club go straight down to Ligue 2 while Metz will get a second chance to survive.

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