Paris-Saint-Germain and FC Fleury 91 will not meet in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. Les Parisiennes, second in D1 Arkema, will receive fans from Thonon Evian Grand Genève FC, resident of D2, and little thumb of the competition. Fourth in group B of the second division, the Savoyards are nine points ahead of the first relegation player, Yzeure (in D2, the last six of the group are relegated to the lower level), but are left behind by AS Saint-Etienne , leader of the group which occupies the only place for the accession in D1.
Opposite, PSG, defending champion, acts as the big favorite, and will be keen to reach the eighth French Cup final in its history. Paris eliminated Bordeaux on penalties (0-0, 5 pens to 4). Ineffective for 90 minutes, Kadidiatou Diani’s teammates came across a gala Mylène Chavas, author of several decisive saves in the meeting (15th, 57th, 60th, 74th).
The defending champions then spoke about their experience during the cruel penalty shootout and qualified after the failure of the last Girondin shooter Maëlle Garbino, who missed the target.
In the other match, Olympique Lyonnais, leaders of D1, will host Fleury, fourth in the championship. The two teams have already met during the first leg of D1 Arkema which saw the Lyonnaises win on the smallest of scores (1-0). This Friday, the two teams will meet in the league in Fleury, enough to give a first glimpse before their clash the following week.
The programming of the semi-finals of the Coupe de France:
Lyon-Fleury, Friday March 17 at 8:30 p.m. (BeinSport 1)
PSG-Thonon Evian Grand Geneva, Saturday March 18 at 4 p.m. (BeinSport 2).