Ligue 2: Pandemonium Erupts As Amiens Score In Injury Time To Leap From 6th To 2nd And Clinch Promotion On Goal Difference (Video)

Chris Wright

20th, May 2017

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With things balanced on a knife edge going in, the final Ligue 2 matchday of the season proved to be a bit of a thriller.

The top six were separated by just three points before Friday night’s games and, sure enough, it was the team down in 6th place, Amiens SC, who ended up sneaking into the automatic promotion places in the most dramatic of circumstances.

Indeed, all the way up to the 95th minute, Amiens were out of the equation. However, a 96th-minute winning goal against Riems saw them leap up into second place on goal difference alone, thus securing their promotion to Ligue 1 by a +2 goal margin.

Cue utter pandemonium…

Emmanuel Bourgaud’s ridiculously late goal saw Amiens overtake Troyes, Lens, Brest and Nimes to go up alongside league champions Strasbourg.

As a result, as of next season, Amiens will be playing in the French top flight for the very first time in their 117-year history.

Yep, ‘historique’ just about covers it!

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  1. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Congratulations to the magnifique side of Racing Club de Strasbourg! Damn proud of you guys. Managing to come bounce back from the 5th tier is the biggest accomplishment in modern football.

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