Strasbourg and Amiens were promoted to Ligue 1 on Friday following an incredibly tight race in the French second division.
Six clubs entered the final day of the Ligue 2 season with a chance at winning the title, but Strasbourg came out on top with a 2-0 with over Bourg en Bresse Peronnas, edging Amiens and Troyes by a single point.
The promotion is Strasbourg's fourth in six years after they were sent to the fifth tier following bankruptcy issues in 2011. They last played in the top flight in 2008.
Newly-elected France president Emmanuel Macron is a big football enthusiast. He used to play left-back in his youth and is a self-confessed Olympique Marseille fan. Nowadays, though, a club from his hometown is vying for his attention.
Macron was born and raised in Amiens, a city in the northern region of Picardy, and Bernard Joannin -- president of local Amiens SC -- has sent him a club shirt and invited him to visit the crucial game at Reims on the last match day in Ligue 2 on Friday. The occasion...
Ligue 2 leaders Lens are out of the Coupe de la Ligue after suffering a 4-3 defeat at the hands of AS Creteil.
Lens took the lead through Adamo Coulibaly, but Creteil took control of the match through goals to Jean-Michel Lesage, Ibrahima Seck and Marcel Essombe.
Lens made it 3-2 with Pierre Ducasse finding the back of the net, but Creteil again responded with another goal to Lesage.
Deme Ndiaye rounded out the scoring with two minutes remaining in the match.
Meanwhile, Auxerre stormed...