Stade Plabennecois won the Breton derby (2-0) at home against Vannes OC in the round of 32 of the Coupe de France. Not favorites on paper, Nicolas Cloarec’s men proved to be more effective in both areas to win against the uninspired Morbihannais.
It was derby day in Brittany, Stade Plabennecois (National 3) received its neighbor Vannes OC (National 2) this Saturday evening during the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France. Despite the division gap in their favor, it was the Finisterians who were more comfortable in this derby. Yahya Kujabi put his team on track half an hour into the game before Nathan Madec made the break late in the game. A logical victory given the face of the match.
Stade Plabennecois makes the difference from a corner
In a white-hot Stade Kervèguen, Plabennecois and Vannetais gauged each other during the first half hour of the match. As often, in this kind of match, the danger can come from set pieces and the locals have understood this well. Following a badly cleared corner, Yahya Kujabi propelled the ball into the back of the net (1-0, 30th). The striker scored his 4th goal there in the 2022 Coupe de France campaign. In the aftermath, Vannes OC tried to react, but the visitors’ free kick ended above Antoine Fontaine’s goal. At the break, it was Nicolas Cloarec’s men who were ahead in the score.
Solid and efficient, Plabennec takes the break and imposes itself
In the second half the Vénètes were more pressing on the cage of the locals. Mathias Blanchard, well served inside the area, was very close to reducing the gap, but Antoine Fontaine intervened magnificently (48th). In a more lively second act, the two teams multiplied the dangerous situations. The red and whites did not go far from doubling the bet on the counter (53rd) then on a strike from Loann Guegan (76th) which came crashing into the crossbar.
The Vénètes tried to come back and exposed themselves to counterattacks from National 3 players. Following a strong moment, Stade Plabennecois made the break thanks to Nathan Madec who took advantage of an error by the Morbihan goalkeeper (2 –0.78e). Nicolas Cloarec’s players will not be joined by Vannes OC too shy to worry Plabennecois well in place. With this surprise victory, the Finisterians seize the Breton derby and qualify for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France.
Article written by Laurent Lemoine