Virginie Phulpin 07:24, May 20, 2022

Every day, the morning of Europe 1 returns to one of the sporting events which makes the news.

This Friday, Virginie Phulpin is interested in the 38th day and last day of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. More particularly, the Auxerre - Sochaux match which smells good memories, according to her.

Who can hope to join Toulouse and Ajaccio and move up to Ligue 1?

Auxerre hosts Sochaux tonight in the play-off.

The winner will be opposed to the club which will finish 18th in Ligue 1. Auxerre Sochaux, this is a match that smacks of nostalgia. 

It's not just a football game, it's a memory cabinet.

Of those that we discover in an attic, whose heavy doors creak a little but which are teeming with treasures inside.

You open it, and it smells like football.

Smells of past glory, of this history of French football where these two clubs occupy a place of choice.

Children under 10 have never experienced this poster in the elite.

But their elders inevitably have anecdotes to tell them.

French championship titles.

You still have to go back to the 1930s to find the two Sochaux titles.

In Auxerre it's more recent, but it was also in the last century, in 1996. The memorable year of the championship cup double.

The Coupe de France and AJA is a love story.

The Burgundians have won it 4 times.

While the Sochaliens have a collector's trophy since it no longer exists.

The 2004 league cup. There are even memories of European epics, up to the semi-finals of the UEFA cup, the Europa League, I translate for the youngest.

In 1981 for the Sochaliens, 1993 for the Auxerrois.

Yes, it has a little taste of football before all that.

When Guy Roux was rain and shine on the bench of AJ Auxerre.

When Sochaux rhymed with Peugeot.

This match, tonight, is also a journey through time.

it's a little taste of football before all that.

When Guy Roux was rain and shine on the bench of AJ Auxerre.

When Sochaux rhymed with Peugeot.

This match, tonight, is also a journey through time.

it's a little taste of football before all that.

When Guy Roux was rain and shine on the bench of AJ Auxerre.

When Sochaux rhymed with Peugeot.

This match, tonight, is also a journey through time. 

It is above all the future that is at stake tonight.

You can't live with just your memories… Auxerre or Sochaux?

Only one of these two clubs will still have the right to dream of a return to the top flight tonight.

I remind you that the winner will face the 18th in Ligue 1 in the final play-off.

But for now let's enjoy this cleaver match that draws crowds.

The Abbé Deschamps stadium in Auxerre will be full tonight.

But with only 600 Sochaux supporters.

Yes, it's a vintage poster, but with prefectural decisions from 2022, too bad.

But let's bet that we will still hear their songs in the stands

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