Lorient win promotion to Ligue 1

May 13, 2006

PARIS, May 13 (Reuters) - Lorient won promotion to Ligue 1 with a 3-1 victory over Reims in the final round of Ligue 2 matches on Friday.

The team from Brittany finish third in Ligue 2 behind champions Valenciennes and second-placed Sedan, who had already made sure of returning to the top flight.

Clermont, Laval and Sete fill the last three spots and drop to the third division.

Ajaccio, Racing Strasbourg and Metz will be relegated from Ligue 1 whatever the outcome of their final matches on Saturday.