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
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
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
PSG striker Edinson Cavani has been named Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September 2016 pipping Nice’s Mario Balotelli to the award.
RC Lens player John Bostock was given the Ligue 2 Player of the Month Award Continue reading