Stade Brestois 29 won with difficulty against US Avranches (2-0) in the 32nd round of the Coupe de France. Despite the two divisions gap, the Avranchinese showed good resistance against a reorganized Finistère team for the occasion.
For its entry into the Coupe de France, Stade Brestois (Ligue 1) moved to the lawn of US Avranches (National). In difficulty during the first period, the Bretons accelerated in the second act and ended up breaking up a courageous team from Avranches. It was Pierre Lees-Melou who unblocked the situation from a corner quarter of an hour from the end of the match before Axel Camblan made the break at the end of the game. For his first on the bench of Finisterians, Éric Roy will probably remember the result more than the way.
US Avranches dominates, but Brest resists
However, it was US Avranches who started the match the best. After good work from Nicolas Mercier on the right side, Alan Kerouedan took the ball back, before Lilian Brassier saved him on his line (3rd). The first half hour was dominated by Penguins more biting than the Bretons, like this volley from Bastien Launay which passed over the Breton goal (19th).
It was not until the last quarter of an hour of the first act to see Stade Brestois point the tip of its nose in the surface of Anthony Beuve. Lilian Brassier came close to opening the scoring on Ty-Zefs’ first real chance. Following a corner, the defender took a cross from the head, but his attempt was deflected by a defender before being taken out on his line by the opposing goalkeeper. At halftime, the two teams therefore neutralized each other quite logically (0–0).
Stade Brestois accelerates and breaks its opponent
Back from the locker room, Eric Roy’s men were more enterprising. Karamoko Dembélé was close to opening the scoring with a curling shot that finished just wide of the frame (53rd). Shortly before the hour mark, it was Alan Kerouedan who saved a header from Brest on his line. And as the last quarter of an hour approached, Breton intentions were finally rewarded when Pierre Lees-Melou, alone at the far post, took a well-shot corner (0-1, 74th).
At the end of the match, Axel Camblan even went to double the bet after a nice tumble in the defense of the residents of National (0-2, 90 + 3). More dominating and more dangerous in the second act, the Finisterians logically imposed themselves despite a good resistance from the Normans. Thanks to this success, Stade Brestois therefore qualifies for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France which will take place in two weeks.