Back on the 34th day of Ligue 2
Troyes widened the gap at the top of Ligue 2, winning over Niort (0-3) while Clermont, his new runner-up, won the shock of the 34th day against Paris FC (1-0) and that the red lantern Châteauroux, held in check by Rodez (1-1) is relegated.
After its draw, Rodez, the Berrichonne, who has won only 4 matches this season, is indeed mathematically in National 1.
The leader, the Estac, opened the scoring on a very questionable penalty, transformed by Florian Tardieu (10th), who took the goalkeeper on the wrong foot. Young Niort defender Lenny Vallier tackled the ball cleanly in the box, but dropped Yoann Touzghar in the movement, which prompted the referee to call a foul.
In the second half, Hyun-Jun Suk, receiving a center, deceived the goalkeeper on his first touched ball (75th). Three minutes later, Florian Tardieu increased the addition by scoring a new penalty.
Clermont new runner-up
The Aubois consolidate their position as leader with 68 points in the standings, against 63 for their new runner-up Clermont.
The Auvergne club won the evening’s duel against Paris FC thanks to the championship’s top scorer, Mohamed Bayo. Forgotten at the far post, the ball failed him in the feet after a hesitant pass from a teammate, and the Guinean striker only had to push him to the back of the net. Bad evening for the club of the capital: the frustration having accumulated, the defender Ali Abdi was excluded (88th).
Toulouse, third in L2, is now one game behind, because he played his quarter-final in the Coupe de France on Tuesday evening, and was eliminated by the National 2 club Rumilly-Vallières (2-0).
Grenoble consolidated its 4th place by winning at home at the Stade des Alpes, against Sochaux. Midfielder Jessy Benet (13th) opened the scoring from the penalty spot, accurately sending the ball into the left side of the goal. The Sochaliens unsuccessfully claimed a hand in the box before half-time. Jessy Benet doubled the lead again from the penalty spot in the 78th.
Pau FC dominated at home Auxerre (3-0), with in particular a very good goal from striker Mayron George, author of a double, who dribbled the Auxerre goalkeeper and a last defender, before shooting at an angle closed (44th). The players of Tholot Didier have thus chained an impressive series of 8 games without defeats.
Caen and Dunkirk parted with a draw (1-1). The Caen scoring opener went to Jessy Deminguet (20th) with a superb header from a corner. Dunkirk then equalized on a penalty (88th), angering goalkeeper Rémy Riou and his expulsion. Striker Benjamin Jeannot replaced his goalkeeper without conceding a goal.
Guingamp has taken a big step towards maintenance with his home victory (1-0) against Chambly.
In the middle of the table, Nancy won her match against AC Ajaccio (2-0) and Amiens beat Valenciennes at the end of the match (3-1).