Football : champion of Ligue 2, Strasbourg will find the L1 the next season
Strasbourg will rise in League 1 next season. The Racing was crowned champion of Ligue 2 Friday, may 19, at the end of the 38e and final day, thanks to his win at home against Bourg-en-Bresse (2-1). The Alsatians have joined the championship of France of football in the company of a dauphin, Amiens, while six teams were in the running for the two precious tickets to the elite.
During a final day full of suspense, Troyes finally got the 3e place synonymous with dam home buyers in the elite, just in front of Lens and Brest. The Trojans will compete in the play offs in the face of the 17e of Ligue 1. Conversely, Orleans, 18e, will have to win his dam face Paris FC to keep themselves in the L2.
A year after winning the Championship of the National, synonymous with attainment in the L2, the Racing club of Strasbourg, offers a return to grace by finding the best division of France, that he had attended since the 2007-2008 season. In 2011, the club had almost disappeared after a court-ordered liquidation, which led him in CFA2 (5e division.
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In a stage of the Meinau boiling, the men of Thierry Laurey, leaders from the 34e day, to have folded the case in 20 minutes of face-to Bourg-en-Bresse (2-1) thanks to a head’s victorious Kader Mangane on receipt of a corner (15e), and then a goal against his camp of Hoggas (19e). Widely enough to offer a grandiose celebration for the people of Alsace.
First League 1 for Amiens
The other great story of the evening is the rise history of Amiens in L1. Promoted this season as Strasbourg, the club picard, 2e before the day, had the opportunity to ride in the elite for the first time after more than hundred years of existence. This is done at the end of a scenario, exceptional face-to-Reims (2-1). After you have opened the scoring via Kamara but showing that they were unable to make the break in one of the many occasions franches, Amiens saw Reims equalise against the run of play in the second period on a goal lucky Diego (1-1).
While a new disillusionment was taking place for the coach amiénois Christophe Pélissier, who had seen the rise of his former club Luzenac of the National in L2 in 2013/14 declined by the League for reasons extrasportives, Bourgaud managed to score the goal of the climb to the 95e minute. This resulted in a flooding of the field by the fans amiénois drunk with joy.
The other big winner of the day is Troyes, 3e, back from nowhere in the face of Sochaux (3-2). Led 2-0 at halftime, the Trojans have turned it around in the second period thanks to goals from Darbion (60e), Nivet (77e) and Grandsir (88e). The identity of his opponent for the dam in L1 will be known on Saturday, at the end of the 38e day.
Lens and Brest, the losers of the evening
Two upsets, which are the misfortune of Lens and Brest, the big losers of the evening. Fourth prior to the match against Niort, the Blood and Gold did not have the fate in their hands. The victory clear in the face of Niort (3-1) hasn’t changed anything, what cool 38 000 spectators Bollaert, and the leaders of the club, who have long believed in the podium during the evening.
Just like Brest, easy winner of the Gazélec Ajaccio (6-2). After spending 32 days on the podium, with 22 on the first place, the training of Jean-Marc Furlan, yet expert ski-express, will need to retry the coup the next year.
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Finally, in the duel between Orleans and Red Star to indulge in a last hope to maintain themselves in the L2, the club île-de-france – defeated by Auxerre (1-0) – did not manage to reverse the trend while its competitor, has collapsed in the face of the Haven (4-1).