Strasbourg and Amiens win promotion to Ligue 1

Ligue 2: Strasbourg win title as Amiens promoted after 96th minute

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Strasbourg secured their fourth promotion in six years with the Ligue 2 title

Strasbourg sealed the Ligue 2 title, while

Amiens scored a 96th-minute winner to secure

promotion to the French top flight for the first

time.

The top six sides were separated by three

points before Friday’s games.

Leaders Strasbourg were crowned champions

after a 2-1 home win over Bourg en Bresse.

Third-placed Troyes came from two goals

down to beat Sochaux 3-2 but were denied by

Emmanuel Bourgaud’s late goal for Amiens in

a 2-1 victory at Reims.

Both Strasbourg and Amiens have now won

back-to-back promotions, with the latter

having never previously played in the top

flight during their 116-year history.

It is also a fourth promotion in six years for

Strasbourg, who return to Ligue for the first

time since 2008, having entered liquidation in

2011 and been placed in the fifth tier.

Troyes now face a play-off against the side

who finish 18th in Ligue 1 following the final

round of top-flight games on Saturday.

Lens, Brest and Nimes all also won to ensure

the top six prior to the final round stayed in

the same positions.

Final-round results

Strasbourg 2-1 Bourg-en-Bresse

Reims 1-2 Amiens

Sochaux 2-3 Troyes

Lens 3-1 Niort

Brest 6-2 Ajaccio

Laval 1-2 Nimes

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