April 12, 2024

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Auxerre beat Saint-Etienne as supporters storm pitch after relegation to Ligue 2

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Auxerre beat Saint-Etienne as supporters storm pitch after relegation to Ligue 2

Indignant admirers invaded the discipline as Saint-Etienne, one of the most storied soccer teams in France, had been relegated from the Ligue 1 on Sunday just after getting rid of 5-4 on penalty kicks to AJ Auxerre in their promotion-relegation playoff.

The second-leg recreation was 1-1 following 90 minutes with no plans included in further time at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. That remaining the aggregate score at 2-2 just after the sides also drew 1-1 in the to start with leg.

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Saint-Etienne enthusiasts invaded the industry promptly just after the past penalty kick with flares staying established off. Gamers from both groups rushed into the locker room as scores of offended enthusiasts ran throughout the pitch and lit flares.

L’Equipe newspaper stated the supporters were then dispersed by law enforcement. No accidents ended up instantly documented.

Auxerre went ahead early in the next fifty percent Sunday with a aim from Hamza Sakhi in advance of Mahdi Camara bought Saint-Etienne’s equaliser. In the shootout, Ryad Boudebouz missed a penalty for Saint-Etienne as Auxerre clinched their position upcoming year in Ligue 1.

Saint-Etienne, who individual a document-tying 10 league titles, hosted the next leg as mentor Pascal Dupraz’s aspect unsuccessfully fought relegation. They final played in the next tier in the 2004-05 season.

“We will in a quick although announce vital information regarding the upcoming of the club and our have,” stated Saint-Etienne shareholders Bernard Caiazzo and Roland Romeyer in a assertion posted just after the video game on Sunday.

Auxerre finished 3rd in the next division. The victory finished a ten years-lengthy absence from the top tier for Auxerre.

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