Angers defeat Strasbourg on penalties and join the 16th finals of the Coupe de France

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Angers defeat Strasbourg on penalties and join the 16th finals of the Coupe de France

Respectively 19th and 20th in Ligue 1, Strasbourg and Angers both had the ambition to use their entry into the running in the Coupe de France, this Friday, as a springboard to find colors in the Championship. The shock of the dunce caps of L1 was very open but ended with a penalty shootout.

He finally turned in favor of the Angevins, who beat Racing to join the round of 16 of the event (0-0, 5-4 on tab). Jean-Ricner Bellegarde stumbled on Paul Bernardoni then Gerzino Nyamsi shot the bar during the fateful session to precipitate the elimination of Strasbourg. Angevin midfielder Nabil Bentaleb also found the crossbar, without consequence.

Before the penalty shootout, the match was quite pleasant. In a very calm Meinau due to a cheering strike, Racing got off to a good start, with several situations (2nd, 11th, 13th), but Angers gradually took the lead in the game, with more width , a hard-hitting Farid El-Melali and a fit Nabil Bentaleb. Strasbourg goalkeeper Matz Sels was notably decisive in front of Sada Thioub (42nd) to avoid the opener of the Angevins score in their highlight.

Confirmed as SCO head coach on Thursday, Abdel Bouhazama had reason to be satisfied with his team’s performance at the break, but Strasbourg accelerated in the second half. Already vigilant in front of Adrien Thomasson (36th), Angers goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni made three crucial saves, to repel a volley from Kevin Gameiro (56th), a header from Habib Diallo (71st) then an unfortunate deviation from Abdallah Sima (84th). He kept his hand warm during the session to offer a little smile to the SCO, in a difficult season. For the Strasbourg of Julien Stéphan, the situation is more and more worrying.

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