Strasbourg and Amiens win promotion to Ligue 1
Ligue 2: Strasbourg win title as Amiens promoted after 96th minute
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
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.
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