Rennes did not fail


By: Manu Tournoux

Stade Rennais won their ticket to the semi-finals of the Coupe de France this Thursday at the expense of Puy-en-Velay (1-3).

The logic was respected this Thursday at Geoffroy-Guichard, where Puy Foot took up residence for the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. Facing Rennes, the Auvergne club lowered its flag, beaten 1-3 without having to be ashamed of its performance.

Opposed to one of the most inspired teams of the moment, having just managed to neutralize PSG at the Parc des Princes (1-1) and defeat AC Milan – in vain – in the second leg of the Europa League (3- 2), the residents of National 2 (fourth division) played their luck bravely and gave their opponents a hard time.

With OL and VA in the semis

After eliminating Dunkerque or Laval – Ligue 2 clubs – according to their good performance, the Ponots however gave in, quickly surprised by Theate (9e) then pressed by a double from Bourigeaud (49e on penalty, 82e) while Adinany for a time revived the suspense with a nice pricked ball (61e).

They can be proud of themselves », whispered Bourigeaud on the beIN Sports antenna, saluting the self-sacrifice of his challengers of the day. However, it is indeed Rennes who will play the semi-finals of the Coupe de France at the beginning of April. Like OL and Valenciennes, respectively defeaters of Strasbourg and Rouen this week, on penalties. The last ticket for this final square will be contested on March 13 between PSG and OGC Nice.

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