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How to Watch Auxerre vs. Sochaux: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time

The race to gain promotion from Ligue 2 reaches its penultimate phase as Auxerre host Sochaux.

An injury-time winner courtesy of Maxime Do Couto sent Sochaux through to Ligue 2’s promotion semi-final, where the club will travel to Auxerre to reach the top flight.

Auxerre will benefit from an extra three days’ rest as the club looks to extend an eight-match unbeaten streak against Les Lionceaux at the Stade Abbé-Deschamps, where the team has lost just four games this season.

How to Watch Auxerre vs. Sochaux Today

Game Date: May 20, 2022

Game Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


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Friday’s showdown will decide who advances to face either Metz, Saint-Etienne, or Bordeaux, any of whom could end the Ligue 1 campaign ranked No. 18, ahead of a two-legged encounter to decide the club’s top-flight future.

Auxerre was a single point from finishing No. 2 in Ligue 2 to secure automatic promotion, and only five points separated them from second-tier champions Toulouse.

Sochaux ended the campaign No. 5 in the standings and two points below Paris FC, but that deficit didn’t prevent Omar Daf’s side from coming out on top against the club’s capital counterparts on Tuesday.

Moustapha Name’s second-half dismissal helped pave the way for Do Couto’s dramatic decider in the City of Love, though the romance is far from complete for Sochaux just yet.

Auxerre boss Jean-Marc Furlan has no new injury concerns ahead of the penultimate promotion test, meaning his XI could resemble the one that beat Amiens 2-1 on the last day of the regular season.

Sochaux is similarly free of new burdens to the squad, though Daf may be more tempted to switch given the tight turnaround following Tuesday’s win.

Les Diplomates emerged 3-2 victors when these teams met at the Stade Abbé-Deschamps in March, though one need only look back to August 2020 for Sochaux’s last win at the ground.

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