Rennes defeat Lyon and get into the Cup final

Olympique Lyonnais were surprised at home and lost 2-3 to Rennes. The other finalist will leave the semifinal between PSG and Nantes.


Olympique Lyonnais were surprised at home and lost 2-3 to Rennes in the first semifinal of the French Cup. The result, in principle, may sound surprising but reflects fairly what the match was. The spirit of solidarity, strength and sacrifice were the sum of factors with which the Rennes achieved the perfect equation to beat Lyon, the favorite on paper, but that was surpassed by the rival on the pitch.

La ambition that had Rennes was noticed from the first minute because it was the team that went out to seek the game away from all speculation and stage fright, having as standard bearers Clement Grenier and Hatem Ben Arfa, emerged from the rival quarry and a main figures of the encuentro.

The impetus of Rennes allowed him to take advantage twice thanks to the goals of Niang and André. The Lyon managed to tie twice with the goals of Traoré and Dembelé, that scored in the 75th minute after executing a penalty discussed but ratified by the VAR. In the absence of 9 minutes to the end of the match and when the match was heading towards the extra time, Rennes found victory through Bensebaini with a cross shot before the passivity of the Lyon defense.

El Rennes now awaits the other finalist, which will come out of what may happen in the duel between PSG and Nantes. The executioner of Lyon has before him the possibility of competing in European competitions for the second year in a row. The final of the French Cup will be played on March 27 at the Stade de France.



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