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The French Ligue 2 So Very Nearly Witnessed A Miracle Tonight

The French Ligue 2 So Very Nearly Witnessed A Miracle Tonight
By Conor Neville

Heading into the final round of Ligue 2 matches, the race for the final promotion spot appeared to be settled. Metz led Le Havre by three points and boasted a goal difference which was superior to the tune of +6.

Metz had to lose away in Lens. And Le Havre had to win at home to Bourg-Peronnas. Not only that but they needed a seven goal swing. Metz had scored more goals.

The French Ligue 2 table before tonight's matches 

With seven minutes remaining tonight, the miracle looked to be on for Bob Bradley's team. The Yanks are especially excited about tonight's exploits due to Bradley's involvement.

Metz were 1-0 down in Lens and Le Havre were making a charge for the impossible. The excitement ratcheted up to astonishing levels when Ghislain Gimbert made it 5-0 to Le Havre with seven minutes remaining.

At this stage, Le Havre needed either a second Lens goal or, more likely, another goal of their own to achieve a miraculous promotion.

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Somehow, Bourg-Peronnas found some defensive solidity in the dying moments and kept the score to 5-0.

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