After a 1-1 draw against Rennes on Sunday 12th May, Guingamp is officially relegated to Ligue 2, after a very sad season.
It is thus Rennes who will have put the last nail in the coffin of the Guingamp .
At the end of a galley season from start to finish, Guingamp is officially relegated to Ligue 2 this Sunday 12th May, 2019, after six seasons in Ligue 1 .
A draw of 1-1 in Rennes was fatal to the club of Côtes-d’Armor, who was forced to win to hope again, following the victory of Caen against Reims (3-2) Saturday.
15 good first minutes
It has not happened. Despite 15 good first minutes, Guingamp has failed again. Offensively first, missing some nice goal chances.
Then defensively, as too often, leaving Ismaila Sarr spinning alone with Caillard , beaten by a nice lob the Rennes striker for the 1-0.
Guingamp then took a blow on the head, and failed to concede the 2-0 just before halftime, but Rennes goal was wrongly denied by the referee for a tackle on Caillard.
Guingamp started better his second half, with the entry of Alexandre Mendy instead of Lucas Deaux .
But Rennes then took over, the Guingampais lacking technique and commitment.
Thuram misses the mark
But on a Guingampaise offensive, Alexandre Mendy equalized at the end of the match (87th).
On a new thrust, a hand from Bensebaini in his area offered a penalty to Guingamp at the last minute!
A penalty shot by Marcus Thuram , but much too softly! His shot was stopped by Koubek, the goalkeeper from Rennes!
A last hope of keeping annihilated. A cruel end for Guingamp, at the end of a terrible season to the end for the supporters of Guingamp, which nothing will have been spared!
A season in Ligue 2 to prepare
The score then remained unchanged. 1-1 draw and relegation in Ligue 2 .
Jocelyn Gourvennec will not have succeeded in his rescue mission, despite a slight better, especially physical, compared to the start of the catastrophic season under the leadership of Antoine Kombouaré .
Place now the preparation of the next season in Ligue 2, with a transfer window that looks very important this summer to hope for a quick recovery in Ligue 1.
One thing is certain, it better recruit during the last two transfer windows.
Finding a goal-scoring striker will be a priority after a season of terrible offensive inefficiency .