Lyon players with the Coupe de France trophy at the Abbé-Deschamps stadium in Auxerre, August 9, 2020. - AFP

Until the end of the suspense. Lyon had to wait for the penalty shootout to win the final of the French Football Cup on Sunday at the Abbé-Deschamps stadium in Auxerre (0 to 0, 4-3 tab). Once again, the OL players were crowned at the expense of those of Paris Saint-Germain.

Thunderstorm, power outage and rain

The match took place in particularly bad conditions. After ten minutes of play, a thunderstorm caused a power failure and a fifteen-minute interruption. Then a continual rain fell on the stadium. But that did not prevent the champions of France from fully deserving their victory. The Lyonnaises showed real solidity, especially defensive. Their copy, however, was not perfect and their luck was to have in front of a PSG team that did not offer much in the offensive.

Captain @WRenard after the victory! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 # OLPSG

- OL Féminin (@OLfeminin) August 9, 2020

The Rhone, title holders, created several clear chances, especially in the first period. But they have, as on several occasions this season and again against Guingamp (1-0), August 2 in the semifinals, sin in the finish. Thus, Nikita Parris (35, 40, 61st) was close to finding the opening just like Wendie Renard from the 8th minute while Amel Majri was stopped in extremis by Onema Grace Geyoro (23rd). For their part, none of the players who came off the bench in the second half, whether it was Eugénie Le Sommer, the Dutch Shanice van de Sanden or the English Jodie Taylor, was able to make the difference despite several good offensives in the last half hour.

@TIANEendler stop in front of @ ELS_9_FRANCE #OLPSG

- Romain Balland (@RomBalland) August 9, 2020

For its part, PSG was also strong defensively but failed to create any opportunity. The Parisian team also did not take the opportunity to reverse the match in a penalty shoot-out. PSG had however taken the first advantage. As in the Champions Trophy, already opposing the two teams, Lyonnaise Elodie Le Sommer missed her attempt, stopped by Chilean goalkeeper Christiane Endler. But the hope of Paris was very short-lived. Immediately afterwards, Christiane Endler, this time placed on the side of the shooting point, sent the ball over the bar. Then, Sarah Bouhaddi, by stopping the shooting of Lea Khelifi, finished offering the Lyonnaises a new trophy. This is the ninth success in the Coupe de France for the Olympique Lyonnais who thus won the treble Trophy of the champions - Championship - Coupe de France.

If the time is right for the party, OL will have to get back to work quickly to improve their efficiency. On August 22 in Bilbao, the players will indeed face Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. PSG will have to digest this defeat because the team also meets the same day with the European competition against Arsenal.


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