This Sunday afternoon, the men of Régis Le Bris eliminated the amateurs of the Châtaigneraie (R1) in the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France (6-0). A serious and applied victory that took shape at the end of the first period.
It was the return to the Coupe de France for the Hakes with a trip to La Roche-sur-Yon to face Châtaigneraie, a town of 2000 inhabitants playing in Regional 1. With 5 divisions apart, this meeting was all of a sudden. trap match. Strasbourg Koenigshoffen’s feat against Clermont (1-0) this Saturday had the merit of reminding us that anything is possible for 90 minutes. Even more in this magnificent competition.
The break made at the end of the first half
From the first minutes of the game, the Bretons were masters of the ball. The chances began to multiply on the goal kept by Florian Petit. The twirls, Yoann Cathline, Stéphane Diarra or even Adil Aouchiche put the local defense in great difficulty. On a soft pitch and with complicated conditions, Julien Panceau could have opened the scoring with a shot from the penalty spot if his teammate, Ibrahima Koné, was not in the way of the ball.
Then at the end of the first period, Aouchiche accelerated before entering the penalty area and being unbalanced. The penalty shot by Koné then allowed the Lorient people to take the advantage (0-1, 43rd). In the last seconds of the first act, Cathline, very leggy on her left side, doubled the bet with a nice shot from the right foot in the skylight (0-2, 47th). The break was then made at the best of times for the men of Régis Le Bris.
Lorient goes to the next round
Perfectly launched after a controlled first period, the Morbihannais did not drop in intensity. After getting the penalty for the opener, Adil Aouchiche scored his first goal in his new colors (0-3, 51st). Stéphane Diarra imitated him a few minutes later with a heavy strike at the near post (0-4, 54th).
Well ahead on the scoreboard, the FCL took the opportunity to put on a show. Yoann Cathline notably offered himself a double shot from outside the area (0-5, 60th). Adrian Grbic, lacking in confidence and came into play in the second period, also shook the opposing nets (0-6, 67th). In a one-sided game, FC Lorient finally won its qualification for the round of 16 very easily (6-0). Les Merlus will return to Ligue 1 on Wednesday with the reception of AS Monaco at Moustoir.