Epilogue of the Ligue 2 season tonight, on ten lawns in France. With, at stake, a place in Ligue 1, three play-off places to hope to hang the climb and a fight at the bottom of the table, to avoid relegation. At the top first of all, Clermont needed a serious match to accompany Troyes (beaten 3-2 at Le Havre) in Ligue 1. The Auvergnats and their three points ahead of Toulouse, enjoyed a very clear goal difference. favorable before moving on the lawn of the Stade Malherbe de Caen, which was fighting for maintenance. Despite a defeat on the wire in Normandy (2-1), Clermont Foot 63 reached Ligue 1 for the first time in its history.
Behind, Toulouse FC, which was to massacre Dunkirk and hope for a heavy fall in Clermont to go straight up, could only draw a draw (3-3) in the North. Welshman Rhys Healey scored a hat-trick for Haut-Garonnais reduced to ten in the 68th minute. They finished third and will face the winner of the play-offs which will oppose the 4th and the 5th in Ligue 2, Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. It is Grenoble Foot 38, short winner of Rodez thanks to a generous penalty (1-0), which will host Paris FC, victorious over Chambly (3-0), at the Stade des Alpes. Big loser in this fight for the climb, AJ Auxerre believed in it to the end by winning in Sochaux (2-3), thanks to a double from Dugimont, but failed to one point from Isérois.
At the bottom of the table, five teams were affected by relegation. Pau, Niort, Dunkirk, Caen and Chambly played their heads. The Pallois dominated Valenciennes (4-3). Three goals in 16 minutes have ensured their presence in Ligue 2 next season. Note the sublime goal of the Valenciennois Zahana Haouari, for his first in Ligue 2. The Dunkirk have taken a sufficient point against Toulouse, and the superb operation of the evening returns to the Stade Malherbe de Caen, winner of Clermont (2-1) , thanks to a final of madness. Prince Oniangué opened the scoring with a header in the 82nd, before Mohamed Bayo equalized from the front (89th). In additional time, a penalty generously obtained by Anthony Gonçalves will have been transformed by Benjamin Jeannot. Caen finished 17th and made Niort slip, beaten by Guingamp, in a jump-off (against Villefranche). Chambly accompanies Châteauroux in National 1.
The results of the 38th and final day:
Caen 2 – 1 Clermont: Oniangue (82nd), Jeannot (90th + 1) for Caen; Bayo (89th) for Clermont.
Chateauroux 0 – 0 AC Ajaccio
Dunkirk 3 – 3 Toulouse: Douduit (33rd), Boudaud (49th), Tchokounte (74th) for Dunkirk; Healey (27th, 79th sp, 87th) for Toulouse.
Grenoble 1 – 0 Rodez: Benet (75) for Grenoble.
Le Havre 3 – 2 Troyes: Ba (25th), Thiare (31st), Alioui (69th) for Le Havre; Touzghar (45th), Salmier (89th) for Troyes.
Nancy 2 – 2 Amiens: Wooh (59th, 90th + 3) for Nancy; Audey (45th, 46th) for Amiens.
Niort 0 – 2 Guingamp : Gomis (38th, sp), Muyumba (90th + 2) for Guingamp.
Paris FC 3 – 0 Chambly: Mandouki (57th), Abdi (89th), Lopez (90 + 4) for Paris FC
Pau 4 – 3 Valenciennes: Itailinga (3rd), Lobry (12th), George (16th), Assifuah (51st) for Pau; Vandenabeele (56th), Dos Santos (63rd), Haouari (84th) for Valenciennes.
Sochaux 2 – 3 Auxerre : Lasme (43rd, 53rd) for Sochaux; Hein (48th), Dugimont (60th, 64th) for Auxerre.
Ligue 1-Ligue 2 play-offs / play-offs calendar
Tuesday May 18 at 8:45 p.m. (beIN SPORTS 1): Grenoble – Paris FC (Play-offs 1)
Friday May 21 at 8:45 p.m. (beIN SPORTS 1): Toulouse – Winner of Play-offs 1 (Play-offs 2)
Thursday May 27 at 8:45 p.m. (beIN SPORTS 1 and Canal + Sport): Winner of Ligue 2 Play-offs 2 – 18th in Ligue 1 (first leg)
Sunday May 30 at 6 p.m. (beIN SPORTS 1 and Canal +): 18th in Ligue 1 – Winner of the Ligue 2 play-offs (return leg)
Ligue 2-National 1 play-off schedule
Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. (beIN SPORTS 1 and Canal + Sport): Villefranche Beaujolais – Niort (first leg)
Saturday May 22, 2021 at 8:45 p.m. (beIN SPORTS 2 and Canal + Sport): Niort – Villefranche Beaujolais (return leg)