For its entry into the Coupe de France, Toulouse, leader of Ligue 2 after 15 days, moved on the lawn of Libourne, resident of National 3, this Saturday at 4:05 pm. At the Jean-Antoine Moueix stadium, three divisions therefore separated the two teams and the Pitchouns thus started out largely favored against the Penguins. Before arriving there and being faced with Téfécé, Libourne had also qualified well against Nontron Saint Pardoux (3-0) in the 6th round. Faced with Franck Vallade’s men and in a meeting that looked like a trap, Philippe Montanier’s Violets presented themselves with a reworked team but could not make the difference. If Begraoui, well served by Ratao, brought the first fright on the cage of Portets (19th), the Libournais operated with a very dense defensive block, did not hesitate to take their chance from afar to try to surprise Pettersson and thus held out. to visitors after 45 minutes (0-0).
Upon returning from the locker room, the Penguins even gained confidence and Zinga armed a cross strike which did not worry, however, the Toulouse goalkeeper (49th). Continuing on, on a shot from Montavit deflected by the central hinge of the Violets, the locals demanded a penalty but the referee let the game continue (52nd). Heckled, the Toulouse residents tried to react. Following a corner, Diarra found himself in an ideal position but saw the frame narrowly shy away (67th). In an uncertain end of the match, Janin, at the reception of Moura’s center, even offered the feat to his family but his first intention was perfectly diverted by Pettersson (80th). Opposite, Onaiwu also had the match point but the Libournais goalkeeper pulled out all the stops to keep his team afloat (89th). The two formations therefore had to depart on penalties and in this little game there, the hierarchy had to be finally respected (0-0, 3-1 at the tabs). In pain and facing attractive Libournais, the Pitchouns thus advance to the next round.
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