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French league climax focuses on quest for Europe, avoiding drop

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The curtain falls on the Ligue 1 season this Saturday but the stage is set for a thrilling final weekend in France with European places and the fight against relegation still to be settled. 

Lille's Florent Balmont (L) fights for the ball with PSG's Marco Verratti during their French Ligue 1 match, at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France, on May 10, 2014

Lille have stuttered down the stretch allowing Saint-Etienne, unbeaten in eight matches, to claw to within just two points of the third and final Champions League spot.

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