FRENCH COUPE DE LA LIGUE

Stade de France, France

Referee: Stephane Lannoy | Attendance: 78000

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Marseille

  • Brandao 105'

Brandao the hero

Brandao scored the only goal of the game seven minutes after coming on as a substitute in extra-time as Marseille won the Coupe de la Ligue for the third successive season with a narrow win over ten-man Lyon at the Stade de France.

The Brazilian struck with 15 minutes left as Marseille brought some respite to a miserable run with just their first win in 13 games.

For Brandao, it continued his fine record in the cup as he had also scored in the semi-final, the third year in a row he has struck at that stage.

For Lyon though, it was a disappointment, compounded by the sending off of Dejan Lovren two minutes from the end of injury time.

The game did not start particularly well with neither side creating any clear-cut chances.

Kim Kallstrom shot over for Lyon while they were grateful to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after he got to the ball with Stephane M'Bia primed for the header.

Loic Remy had a shot deflected for a corner for Marseille while Lyon's Lisandro Lopez fired wide as the break came with little of note having happened.

Didier Deschamps' side were closer to breaking the deadlock in the second half. Mathieu Valbuena curled an effort just wide and they were inches away from taking the lead when Morgan Amalfitano's header was touched on to the post by Lloris.

The game went into extra-time. Valbuena's effort was blocked by Lloris whose team-mate Jimmy Briand shot just over.

Marseille finally made the breakthrough just before the end of the first period. Benoit Cheyrou found Brandao in the area and he slotted the ball between Lloris' legs into the net from close range.

They almost doubled their lead moments later when Lloris pulled off a stunning reflex save from Andre Ayew's goalbound header.

There was further drama two minutes from time when a foul by Briand sparked a melee with Lovren getting his second yellow card and he was subsequently dismissed as Lyon's night ended in misery.

For Marseille, it was as much relief as they celebrated becoming the first team to win the cup on three successive occasions.

Scoring Summary

  • Lyon
  • Marseille
 
(105') Brandao

Match Stats

  • Lyon
  • Marseille
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
4 Yellow Cards 4
1 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Lyon
  • Marseille
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Dejan Lovren (120')