Troyes won promotion to Ligue 1 by successfully defending a first-leg lead in their relegation playoff with Lorient.
Leading 2-1 thanks to an injury-time winner from 40-year-old midfielder Benjamin Nivet in Thursday's first meeting, the second-tier side stood firm to secure a goalless draw at Stade du Moustoir and ensure they will swap divisions with their hosts next season.
It could have been a different outcome had a bullet header from Lorient's Cameroon international forward Benjamin Moukandjo...
Benjamin Nivet lashed home a dramatic last-minute winner as Ligue 2 Troyes seized the upper hand in the first leg of their playoff clash with Lorient.
The 40-year-old beat visiting keeper Benjamin Lecomte with a powerful 25-yard drive to secure a 2-1 win ahead of the return game in Lorient on Sunday.
Troyes had struck first in the 37th minute with Stephane Darbion prodding home after Nivet's initial effort had been parried by Lecomte.
But the Ligue 1 side piled on the pressure after the break and...
PARIS -- Lorient midfielder Sylvain Marveaux was among four people briefly detained in France in an investigation into suspected tax evasion and money laundering in the transfer of football players between England and France.
A person with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Marveaux, a former Newcastle player, was arrested on Wednesday as raids were carried out in both countries.
French newspaper Le Parisien first reported the arrest of Marveaux.
Monaco restored their three-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain at the summit of Ligue 1 after coming from behind to defeat Dijon 2-1 at Stade Louis II on Saturday.
Cedric Varrault gave the visitors a surprise lead shortly before half-time when he bundled home after keeper Danijel Subasic failed to clear a long-range header.
Monaco clicked into gear in the second-half, first through a long-range free kick by Nabil Dirar who drove an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.
Radamel Falcao then nudged...