Teams Relegated from Ligue 1 2016/17- Nancy, Bastia and Lorient

Lorient have been relegated to Ligue 2 after losing their playoff tie 2-1 on aggregate to Troyes. Nancy and Bastia were the two teams automatically relegated to Ligue 1 after finishing 17th and 18th respectively in the 2016/17 season and the introduction of the promotion/relegation playoffs meant that FCL had to beat Troyes in order to avoid the drop.

They lost the first leg 2-1 at Stade de L’Aube and Benjamin Nivet’s 91st minute winner for Troyes that evening was worth its weight in gold as Lorient failed to score in the return leg, leading to a 2-1 defeat on aggregate for the home side. Continue reading

Livio Nabab disallowed goal Video Paris FC 0-1 Orleans- VAR used in Ligue 2 relegation playoff

Video Assistant Referee technology was used in the first leg of the Ligue 2 relegation playoff between Paris FC and Orleans. The goal scored by Livio Nabab was disallowed after a video referral.

Orleans won the first leg 1-0 thanks to Joel Sami’s goal after the interval in front of 3.311 spectators at Stade Sebastien-Charlety Continue reading

Ligue 1 & Ligue 2 Relegation Playoffs 2017- Lorient v Troyes & Orleans vs Paris FC

The dates for the promotion/relegation playoffs for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for the 2016/17 season have been announced by the LFP. It will decide whether Lorient and Orleans, the teams who finished third from bottom in Ligue 1 and 2 respectively, will stay up or drop down a tier next season. An opportunity for Troyes and Championnat outfit Paris to earn promotion.

Ligue 1 promotion/relegation playoff

Troyes v Lorient 25 May, 2017 8.45 pm
Lorient vs Troyes 28 May, 2017 9.00 pm Continue reading