Troyes earned an impressive 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain to all but secure their place in Ligue 1 for next season.

No team has beaten PSG in Paris this season – only two others had even managed a draw – and Troyes came as close as any to breaking that streak.Angel Di Maria created the opening goal with a perfect left-footed cross from wide on the right. Marquinhos turned it in and no Troyes defender was anywhere near clearing it.

Di Maria seems likely to be leaving PSG this summer but he does so as PSG’s greatest ever assist-maker. This was his 112th in 292 appearances.Kylian Mbappe is another who could be leaving after this season – though his case is much less clear than Di Maria’s – but he gave yet another performance full of desire and passion.Mbappe charged onto a Neymar pass in the 25th-minute and American defender Erik Palmer-Brown was unable to stop the French forward fairly, conceding a penalty which Neymar confidently converted.Troyes were gifted a route back into the contest five minutes later when Nuno Mendes, under pressure from the Troyes press, turned and fired a blind pass across the face of goal.Canadian forward Ike Ugbo couldn’t have been better positioned and he took full advantage of the opportunity, firing beyond the diving Keylor Navas.PSG would rue their failure to convert a late first-half period of dominance into a decisive third goal.Troyes raced out of the blocks in the second half.Renaud Ripart won a penalty when his clever footwork left Presnel Kimpembe grasping in desperation. Florian Tardieu – a boyhood Marseille fan – converted from the spot with an excellent Panenka before rushing to the away supporters to whip them into a frenzy.PSG had chances to win, notably a penalty shout from Achraf Hakimi and a Neymar goal ruled out by VAR when Mbappe was judged to have committted a foul in the build-up.Troyes were not without their own chances to win and are now six points clear of 18th-place St-Etienne, with a vastly superior goal difference (18 better than ASSE) and have effectively, if not officially, secured another season in Ligue 1 with a very impressive display in Paris.