This is the first surprise of the 8th finals of the Coupe de France which started on Wednesday. After an intolerable penalty shootout, Belfort (N2) eliminates Montpellier (0-0, 5-4). In the only Ligue 1 duel on the program, Stade Rennais, the defending champion, tore off to overcome Angers (5-4), who nevertheless returned three times. Limonest (N3) thought he had a penalty shootout against Dijon, before losing (1-2) in the last seconds.
Angers - Rennes: completely crazy
The overtime was fatal to Angers, who believed in a miracle after a fantastic return. Stade Rennais, who led two goals (3-1) five minutes before the end of regulation time, were joined a total of three times to finally win in overtime thanks to Jérémy Gelin, their central defender , author of a strike wound in the Angevin dormer window. The third in the Ligue 1 championship and defending winner of the Coupe de France continues on its way.
INCROYABLE MATCH and INCROYABLE BUT by Jérémy Gélin. The wrapped Finistérien ends in the skylight. #SCOSRFC 4-5 pic.twitter.com/uRQz1GiGO3
Belfort (N2) - Montpellier: Ehlinger qualifies Belfort
The sacrifice of Géronimo Rulli, the Argentinian goalkeeper of Montpellier excluded in the 90th minute, will have been for nothing. The hero of the match is Eddy Ehlinger, his counterpart from Belfort (Nat 2, the equivalent of the 4th division), who stopped two Montpellier attempts during the shots on goal. Neither team had scored a goal in the previous 120 minutes. Tombeur (3-1) from Nancy (Ligue 2) in the 16th finals, Belfort (9th from National 2) offers a new feat.
Limonest - Dijon: logic respected
Limonest fans believed in it until this fatal 120th minute, which saw their hopes collapsed all at once. The 4th in their National 3 group, which had released two National teams (Villefranche en Beaujolais and Le Puy) in the previous rounds had however opened the scoring shortly after the break (Bouzit, 49th). On the ground of the OL training center where the women play, Dijon quickly returned to the game through Cadiz. The Burgundian center-center then offers caviar to Mavididi, which came in at play time.