As part of the “Coupe de France: in the heart of the regions” scheme, the meeting between the Ile-de-France and Monaco clubs will be followed on France 3 Paris Ile-de-France from 1:30 pm.
The 32nd finals of the Coupe de France take place on Thursday, December 16. But the vast majority of matches meet this weekend. This Sunday, December 19, it is the sequano-Dionysian club of Red Star FC which welcomes AS Monaco in its Stade Bauer, in Saint-Ouen. As part of the “Coupe de France: in the heart of the regions” scheme, the match will be watched on France 3 Paris Île-de-France from 1:30 pm. You can follow it below:
Red Star FC has a long history with the Coupe de France. It has won it five times since its creation in 1918, including three times in a row during the first decade (1921, 1922 and 1923). The goal of the Ile-de-France club currently in National: to bend its rival Monaco (eighth in the Ligue 1 championship) to reach the round of 16.
On Friday 17 December, Red Star coach Habib Baye said at a press conference that Monaco is a team “playful, with high quality individualities“.”I know we will be in difficulty in the match, but what I’m sure is that my team will cause them problems, in relation to what it is and our ambition. We will suffer because Monaco is a high quality team. But we are not here, Sunday, to deny ourselves“Says the coach, adding that”we must be able to impose our intentions on a match like this“.
“I’m expecting a big fight and we’ll have to show our best face“, explained the Monegasque coach, whose remarks were relayed by the twitter account of AS Monaco.
Niko Kovac’s AS Monaco will have to compose without Ruben Aguilar, victim of a broken nose in training, and forced to forfeit. For its part, the Red Star players will be able to count on the support of their supporters. The Bauer stadium is sold out.
“Once again, Bauer will be sold out. Once again the Green and White people have responded. Once again, the stands will beat to the rhythm of the songs“, wrote the Ile-de-France club on its Twitter account.