We quickly sensed here, under the Périgord sun, that the fate of the two teams would be decided on penalties, as neither of them managed to get a clear chance in 90 minutes. And, in this lottery, it was Bergerac, resident of National 2, who trapped FC Metz (0-0, 5-4 on tab). All thanks to a save by goalkeeper Pierre Laborde, on his right, on the second attempt from Lorraine, signed Pape Matar Sarr. The local shooters then did not shake and Hicham M’Laab finally let the 3,500 spectators at the Gaston-Simounet stadium exult.
Before that, during regulation time, the Bergeracois had been more cautious than expected, but the Messins, with a revamped eleven while remaining very competitive, were not much more dangerous. An almost logical outcome, therefore.
This is the first time in its history that Bergerac Périgord FC has brought out an elite team in the Coupe de France. The adventure will continue in the round of 16, a stage of the competition already reached by the club in 2017 and 2019.