Play-off dates confirmed
The dates have been revealed for the first ever Ligue 1 play-off tie between the 18th-placed side in the top flight and the team that finishes third in Ligue 2.
The first leg of the "barrages" will be played on Thursday May 25 at 2045 CET with the Ligue 2 side at home, with the return to come on Sunday, May 28 at 2100 CET at the ground of the Ligue 1 club.
The play-offs were introduced for this season to replace the previous system of three down, three up. Coming into Week 36, just three points separated the bottom five teams in Ligue 1, and it is similarly tight in the battle for positions at the top of Ligue 2.
This year also sees the introduction of a two-legged play-off between the 18th-placed side in Ligue 2 and the team that finishes third in the third-tier Championnat National.