Once again, the Coupe de France shows its importance in revealing amateur clubs.
Rumilly-Vallières (N2) thus created the feat on Tuesday evening by eliminating Toulouse (L2) with a score of 2 goals to 0. With this result, the amateur players reach the semi-finals of the competition.
Conversely, Montpellier (L1) ended the dream of Canet-en-Roussillon (N2), beaten 2-1.
Faced with Toulouse, third in Ligue 2, but decimated by several cases of Covid-19, the Haut-Savoyards of Rumilly-Vallières fully seized their chance.
The GFA 74, born from the merger in 2018 of several clubs from Haute-Savoie, becomes the fourth team of this level to reach the last four after Calais (2000, finalist), Montceau-les-Mines (2007) and Quevilly ( 2010) over the past 20 years.
"We hit the perfect shot"
Deprived of the championship since October, arrested because of the Covid-19, the Rumillians console themselves in the best possible way with the Cup.
“We are living an exceptional adventure, the season is not easy for us.
We don't have a championship, we only have the Cup to survive.
It's just fun.
We hit the perfect shot ”, exulted Haut-Savoyard captain Alexi Peuget, at the microphone of
It was he who offered on a free kick the ball of the first goal to Mathieu Guillaud, whose head deceived the Toulouse goalkeeper Isak Pettersson, released in a hazardous way (1-0, 19th).
It was again he who brought the second goal at the end of the match, on a new free kick to Guillaud, finally extended in his own camp by Anthony Rouault (2-0, 83rd).
Canet-en-Roussillon believed in it
In the evening, Canet-en-Roussillon, scorer of Marseille in the round of 16, believed he could imitate Rumilly-Vallières. Especially since the club evolved in numerical superiority from the 23rd minute after the exclusion of the defender from Montpellier Hilton and the penalty transformed in the wake by Toufik Ouadoudi, with the help of the post (1-0, 25th). But a double from Andy Delort in the second period (60th, 85th sp, 2-1) ended the adventure of the amateur club and sent the eighth in Ligue 1 to the semi-finals for the first time since 1997.
During the last two quarters on Wednesday, three of the top four in Ligue 1 will be in contention.
Paris SG, runner-up to Lille and winner of the latter in the eighth, welcomes Angers (6:45 p.m.), while Lyon receives Monaco (9:10 p.m.) during a clash between the 4th and the 3rd of the elite, before their reunion in the championship on May 2 at Louis-II.
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