Party in Auxerre: France’s second-tier side beat Saint-Etienne on penalties on Sunday night, making promotion to the highest level a reality once again. But the scenes after the match are not particularly visible: Saint-Etienne fans could no longer fill in their anger and make crazy pictures.
It couldn’t be more exciting: the penalty shootout should decide who can play in Ligue 1, Ligue 1, next season: Saint-Etienne or Auxerre. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
But with Saint-Etienne’s first penalty kick, Baudbeuse immediately missed, until Auxerre could suddenly smell the promotion. In the end, none of the visitors missed a penalty, sending Auxerre once again to the highest level in France for the first time since 2012, exactly ten years ago.
In Saint-Étienne, they were not defeated: fans flocked to the square and even entered the catacombs. Security rallied en masse, but could not control the savage crowd of supporters. The images below show the players escaping from smoke in the catacombs and the entire field occupied by angry fans.
Sunday also featured an uproar about how the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, on Saturday at the Stade de France in Paris, should have started half an hour later because there was There was chaos at the entrances to the stadium† Police arrested 105 people. Liverpool requests an investigation.
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