The start of the game is logically to the advantage of Pau, who take advantage of the approximations of the locals. On a distant free kick, Gouveia sends the leather in the box and, the rookie Chaves takes advantage of an error by a defender when clearing to send a powerful volley in the goal of Bedouret (0-1, 26th) .
On returning from the locker room, the pace of the game drops and, on their rare occasions, the Lusitanians lack accuracy in the last gesture and the Esmanians remain hopeful.
Bedouret hero of the Cup
At the end of the match, Belhoucine’s men retreated and tried to gain time. Gilles Dufau then asks his players to intensify the pressing to get back into the game. Immediate reaction from Codato, who puts the two teams tied following a high recovery (1-1, 85th).
In the final seconds, Alain sends a millimeter center on the head of Boulin, who sees the ball touch the post (90 + 5th). The lottery of shots on goal will have to separate the two Bearn clubs and it is necessary to wait for a second stop by Bedouret against the 9th Pau shooter to send his team to the third round.
ESMAN (R3) 1
Have played: Bedouret L.; Casarre, Alain, Catalan, Adgassie; Sabalcagaray, Valero; Bedouret A.; Boulin (cap), Vignau; Funnicola
Entered: Tapia, Hann, Codato
Coach: Gilles Dufau
US Pau Portuguese (R2) 1
Have played: Rodrigues; Ozdemir, Chaves, Adilehou, Francisco; Diaby, Magomadov; Kubemba, Da Silva, Razak; Gouveia (Cape)
Entered: Do Carmo, Ferreira, Ibnou
Coach: Jamel Belhoucine
Goals by Chaves (26e) for USPP and Codato (84e) for ESMAN
Yellow cards for Diaby (39e), Magomadov (45+3e), Rodrigues and Razak (53e), Gouveia (65), Ozdemir (tab) for USPP and Boulin (53e), Catalan (67e) for ESMAN