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Saint-Etienne, Troyes draw in Ligue 1

Ten-time champions Saint-Etienne and Troyes remain in danger of relegation following their 1-1 draw in the French league on Friday.

South Africa striker Lebo Mothiba put Troyes ahead early on from close range following a cross from Abdu Conte.

Howver, Algeria midfielder Ryad Boudebouz equalised for Saint-Etienne midway through the second half with a penalty.

With the teams trying to move away from the relegation zone, both teams became desperate.

Four players received cautions in the match – Eliaquim Mangala and Wahbi Khazri for (Saint-Etienne) and Xavier Chavalerin and Erik Palmer-Brown (Troyes).

Saint-Etienne have earned eight points after trailing in 2022, more than any other club in the league.

Troyes are 15th, two points ahead of Saint-Etienne in 18th.

League leaders Paris Saint-Germain visit Monaco on Sunday.

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