A stoppage-time goal from Anthony Laup snatched a dramatic win for Quevilly as
they upset Ligue 1 side Rennes to claim an unlikely place in the Coupe de France
The third division team trailed to an early strike from Julien Feret, but Karim
Herouat notched an equaliser before Laup's late heroics sparked wild
celebrations at the Stade Michel d'Ornano.
Quevilly, who beat Marseille in the quarter-finals, will now be looking to make
it a hat-trick of wins against top-flight opposition when they take on Lyon in
the final on April 28.
Things appeared to be going by the book when Rennes took the lead after six
minutes. Yann M'Vila's low shot came back off the post but gifted Feret an easy
tap-in from a yard out.
Quevilly gave their opponents a scare soon after, though, when Laup curled in a
shot from 25 yards which had to be tipped away by Benoit Costil.
The Rennes goalkeeper was called upon to make another acrobatic save from
Pierrick Capelle's low drive after half an hour, but the Ligue 1 side responded
before the interval with a strike from Alexander Tettey which grazed the post on
its way past.
Quevilly continued to pressure their opponents and Costil again came to the
rescue after 58 minutes when John Boye threatened an equaliser.
Rennes were beaten five minutes later, though, by Herouat, who lashed an
unstoppable shot from 25 yards into the top-right corner.
Frederic Antonetti's men failed to recover from the blow, and only another
brilliant save from Costil prevented Laup from scoring in the final minute of
However, the midfielder made amends two minutes later with the winner, racing
into the box before sliding the ball home.