Coupe de France: Monaco eliminates Lyon in a match under high tension

Lyon-Monaco French Cup 2021
Monaco joined the last four of the Coupe de France after a match marked by many cards against Lyon (0-2).

Neck to neck in Ligue 1, Lyon and Monaco met this Wednesday, April 21 in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. After a tense match, it was the Monegasques, very efficient, who imposed themselves to join the last four (0-2). Stéphanie Frappart, on the whistle this evening, had a lot of work.

A yellow card from the twelfth second … the tone was set from the start of the meeting, between competitors for the Champions League and the title in Ligue 1. Volland, guilty of a bad blow on Paqueta was the first warned. It then took only seven minutes for Stéphanie Frappart to distribute the second card of the meeting, following a late intervention by Diomandé on Volland. And two minutes later, Thiago Mendes also inherited his rusk for a foul on Tchouaméni.

An energized start to the match on the pitch, but also on the benches. Rather annoyed by the arbitration decisions, Rudi Garcia was quickly sent to the stand by Stéphanie Frappart, in the 23rd minute. After this tense start to the match, the Lyonnais stormed the goal guarded by Majecki, saved twice by his posts (31st and 33rd minutes) then by his crossbar against Caqueret (35th). At half-time, the Monegasques, who did not get any opportunity, could consider themselves happy not to be led.

Upon returning from the locker room, Niko Kovac’s men suffered a new alert when Cornet, who left alone against from the center line, was signaled offside for a few centimeters when he had deceived Majecki. But on the next action, Stéphanie Frappart indicated the penalty spot in favor of the Monegasques, and distributed a second yellow card, synonymous with expulsion, to Diomandé, excluded for a high foot, in the area, against Ballo-Touré. A converted penalty, by Wissam Ben Yedder (53rd). Barely a minute later, the spirits were heating up again, while Ballo-Touré, who again claimed a penalty, came to push Lucas Paqueta. The side then inherited a yellow card, just like De Sciglio for his participation in the scuffle, and Niko Kovac, the Monaco coach.

Brilliant with efficiency, the Monegasques then widened the gap, thanks to a strike under the bar from Volland (62nd). Taking advantage of their numerical superiority, they then no longer conceded any real chances, and qualified for the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. They will know their opponents after the draw this Sunday, to be followed live in Stade 2, on France 3, from 8:05 pm. Monaco and Lyon will meet in the championship, Sunday, May 2, at the Louis-II stadium, for a reunion that promises to be hot.

Leave a Reply