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Rouen (N2) hugs Metz (3-0) in the 32nd final – Coupe de France 2019-2020 – Football – FRENCH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


FRANCE CUP – The final match of the 32nd final brought out a final surprise on Monday. On the field of the Robert Diochon stadium, FC Rouen, the leader of the N2, logically eliminated FC Metz (3-0), 17th in Ligue 1. On the 16th, the Norman club will meet Angers.

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Unable to win any victories since 19 October (6 losses, 4 draws), FC Metz must have noted this appointment against this National 2 team with the red in their calendar. It is true that the opportunity was too good to get ahead. At least on paper. Because you have to say, face it, Rouen is not the leader of his championship for nothing. And David Giguel’s men proved it when they came back from the locker room.

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Derided Metz

After being reassured several times by the reliability of their goalkeeper Monteiro at the start of the second half, the Rouennais began pushing again to try to take refuge. And they did it brilliantly. While the referee might have whistled a penalty after a foul by Thomas Deleine in Barthélémy in game time, Fataki did not need help pushing a magnificent Nchobi cross over the back of the net (77o) and killed a second deck to his opponents.

Completely transcended by the event, and by the howls of his fans standing in the stretches of the Robert-Diochon stadium, David Giguel’s players did not stop there. On another counterattack, Nchobi gave himself another assist by sending Diarra to jump to score a third goal that he will no doubt remember for a long time.