Soccer [Coupe de France] : Grigny’s regrets

US Grigny failed for the third time in the 6th round of the Coupe de France. ©AF

Beaten 2-1 by Auberviliers (N3) on Saturday evening at the Jean-Miaud stadium, US Grigny (R2) will not join FC Fleury 91 (N2) and CO Les Ulis (N3) in the 7th round of the Coupe de France. , respectively winners of Ivry (N3, 3-1) and Claye-Souilly (R1, 3-0).

The story repeats itself. Qualified for the 6th round of the Coupe de France as in 2016 and 2017, the US Grigny (R2) again failed at this stage of the competition on Saturday evening at home. This time, the Grignois were stopped by Aubervilliers (N3, 2-1). The Seine-Saint-Denis club has been the bane of Essonne teams since the start of the season. Apart from this cup match, the Albertivillariens had already won at Linas / Montlhéry (3-2) and Brétigny (1-0) in the league.
If the hierarchy was respected, the players of Pierre Mendy did not deserve for 90 minutes.  » We can have a lot of regrets because we had some great chances, especially in the first half.believes the Grignois coach. We did well against a great team of N3 who did not fly over the debates. »
Grigny can indeed regret his three big chances after half an hour of play which could have changed the face of the match. Somewhat tense, the Grignois broke free once Aubervilliers opened the scoring (0-1, 23rd). Ten minutes later, Mehdi Belcadi volleyed a corner from Ibrahim Camara but the ball was pushed back over the line by an opposing defender (33′). In the aftermath, Belcadi offers a little festival along the goal line before serving back Stéphane Diamana Lutete whose shot goes well over. Without regret, the touch judge had raised his flag, the ball having left the field on the previous action (35th). We find Belcadi four minutes later on a set piece but the free kick from the former reserve player from Linas / Montlhéry (R2) is slammed by Boubacare Camara (39th).

Grigny reduced to ten
Even if Grigny could not be late at the break, all hopes are allowed for the second act. Unfortunately, the dismissal of Ibrahim Traoré for a second booking was the turning point of the match. At ten, the Grignois conceded a second goal on a powerful shot from Masiré Konaté who hit the bar then the right post before entering the cages guarded by Paco Gracia (0-2, 68th). The Grignois goalkeeper, who had repelled a free kick from Vidot on the return from the locker room (50th), is on the verge of losing again when Coulibaly anticipates his exit but the ball escapes the left post (70th).

A splendid and hopeful goal
Grigny does not lower the weapons. Belcadi (73rd) and Karamba Touré (78th) stand out before Belcadi, again, wakes up all the Jean-Miaud stadium on a half-volley from 35 meters (1-2, 86th).  » I saw that the guard was advanced, I did not think, I tried my luck. Last week in Torcy, I did the same thing but it didn’t come in “, Comments the scorer of the US Grigny who revived his team. Too late. The Grignois did not manage to equalize and thus snatch the penalty shootout.  » The Cup stops but the most important remains the championshipwarns Pierre Mendy. This match will serve us for the rest of the season and make the players aware of their qualities. »

Aymeric Fourel

GRIGNY (R2) – AUBERVILLIERS (N3): 1-2 (0-1). Referee: Mr. Riga. Spectators: around 300.
Goals : Belcadi (86th) for Grigny; Coulibaly (23rd), Konaté (68th) for Aubervilliers.
Expulsion: I. Traoré (47th) in Grigny; Naït Merabet (90th + 1) in Aubervilliers. Warnings: I. Traoré (16th, 47th), I. Camara (24th) in Grigny; Vidot (58th), Konaté (68th), Youcef (72nd), Ben Boudaoud (89th), Naït Merabet (90th+1 twice) in Aubervilliers.
Grigny: Gracia – I. Traoré, Y. Niakaté, Abdel Megid, I. Camara (S. Traoré, 66th) – Beto (Kitoko, 83rd), M. Touré, Bervin – Diamana Lutete, Belcadi, Nwosu (K. Touré, 59th) . Entr. : Mendy.
Aubervilliers: B. Camara – B. Niakaté, Gharbi, Atangana Mvondo, Elodon – Konaté, Vidot (cap.) (Ben Boudaoud, 64th), N. Camara – Mehadji (Youcef, 70th), Coulibaly, Chery (Naït Merabet, 70th). Entr. : Belkebla.

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