Reduced to ten in the 58th minute, the Stade de Reims managed to take down Strasbourg, the starter, to snatch his ticket to the semi-finals at the end of the penalty shootout (0-0, 4 tab to 2).
The Stade de Reims is the bkT League Cup starter! However, RC Strasbourg Alsace, who remained on a five-match winning streak in all competitions, presented himself with confidence before moving on to the Stade de Reims pitch. For his part, the Champagne club had just suffered a loss to Montpellier Hérault SC, in the French Cup. This BKT League Cup quarter-final leaned slightly in favor of Thierry Laurey’s flock. But in the end, it was the locals who qualified after the penalty shootout. After a very close start to the game, without either team approaching the opponent’s goal, the first real opportunity came in the half hour of play. On the surface, Boulaye Dia Stefan Mitrovic played and followed with a blow, but the ball was pushed back by Bingourou Kamara. What’s the point of starting the game? Not really. Technically in trouble – on a bad playing field – Strasbourg could not jeopardize ligue 1 Conforama’s second-best defence. And the locals were much more comfortable in their last 30 meters than in the offensive position.
A waterproof defense
After the break, the two formations returned to the meadow with other intentions. Watchman Bingourou Kamara contacted directly through Alaixys Romao and rémi Oudin (48E 49E). The visitors reacted immediately. But Youssouf Fofana only from six yards saw Rajkovic predrag stop his attempt (52E). Ten minutes after I arrived, Nathanael Mbuku was ejected by an uncontrolled tackle at Adrien Thomasson (62E). Subsequently, domination was clearly in favour of Strasbourg without succeeding in destabilizing the bloc, still well in its place, of the Stade de Reims. After an initial alert from Benjamin Corgnet (84′), Alexander Djiku found the post at the end of the match. He’s heading for the penalty shootout, so. And after two unfulfilled penalties: Jean-Ricner Bellegarde found the post and Predrag Rajkovic repelled Benjamin Corgnet’s attempt, the defender of Reims Yunis Abdelhamid offered the qualification to his team (0-0, 4 tab to 2). Stade de Reims is in the semi-finals of the BKT League Cup!
> 1/2 draw on January 9 for Pauleta!