Saint Ger join Racing as French Euro representatives
Saint Germain and Racing Club de France will be the
two French sides to play in Europe in 2016/17 with the former confirming their
place in the national final this afternoon with a 2-0 win over Lyon.
William Jeammot opened the scoring for St Ger in the
20th minute in an intense battle, keeping them just in front at the
Jean-Baptiste Pauchet added the second from a penalty
corner early in the second half and while Lyon threw themselves forward, they
could not get on the scoreboard.
Racing swept to a 4-0 win against Lille with
Jean-Laurent Kieffer scoring a hat trick with Eduardo Campuzano scoring the
The results mean that, even with a game to spare,
Racing win the Top 4 group with St Germain assured of second place, qualifying
for the grand final next week – the two clubs meet in a dress rehearsal for the
final tomorrow in the last round of Top 4 games.
Both clubs were also position one and two in the Top 8
earlier in the season, showing their dominance and means they will be France’s
representatives in Europe for a third successive season.