Troyes draw with Auxerre in French league

Striker Mama Balde turned provider this time but it wasn't enough as Troyes were held by Auxerre to 1-1 in the French league.

Balde scored twice last weekend when Troyes gave league leaders Paris Saint-Germain a fright by twice leading in a 4-3 loss.

Balde put Troyes on their way on Friday in the 28th minute after his cross from the left was turned in by midfielder Rony Lopes.

But Gaetan Perrin equalised in the 86th for Auxerre when he latched onto Lassine Sinayoko's cross.

Troyes are in 12th place and Auxerre 14th.