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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Strasbourg and Amiens promoted to Ligue 1 after wild finish in Ligue 2

Jeremy Grimm wrote out a marriage proposal on his shirt after Strasbourg were promoted.

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.

Amiens also went up as runners-up after Emmanuel Bourgaud scored in the 96th minute at 10-man Reims to secure a 2-1 win.

Next season will mark Amiens' first time in the top flight in their 116-year history.

That left third place for Troyes, who fell two goals short of overtaking Amiens despite a 3-2 win at Sochaux. Troyes will enter the two-legged promotion/relegation playoff later this month against whichever team finishes 18th in Ligue 1.

Fellow contenders Lens, Brest and Nimes also all won but the other results meant another year in Ligue 2 for them.

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