The courage of Rumilly Vallières, the seriousness of the Monegasques, and the very mixed match of Djibril Sidibé… Find the Tops and Flops of this semi-final between Rumilly Vallières and Monaco (1-5).
The heart of Rumilly
The locals have held their own. Even if the step was too high, they were not afraid of the altitude and they even thought they had knocked down the Rock by opening the scoring. Unfortunately for them, the latter brought them back to reality. They never stopped believing in their luck and wanting to build well from behind, which ultimately doomed them. Monegasque third and fifth goal are high recoveries from Monaco after attempts to build Rumilly. Laudable intentions and great courage which were not enough to beat the Principality’s club to get to the final.
»READ ALSO – Coupe de France: Monaco shatters Rumilly Vallières dream and joins PSG in the final
The seriousness of Monaco
If their start to the match, and in particular the opening of the scoring, cast doubt on their seriousness, the Monegasques have rectified the situation. They quickly returned to the mark and then insisted on going ahead and managing the meeting quietly. They did not (almost) not scare each other as Little Thumb’s trap lay in wait for them. A serious match, without having conceded the slightest yellow card synonymous with suspension for the final. They will therefore appear at the Stade de France on Wednesday 19 against PSG with the hope of lifting the sixth Coupe de France in their history, the first since 1991.
Djibril Sidibé, too clumsy
The world champion has not justified his status. It is he who is at the origin of the opening of the score of Rumilly by relaunching anyhow in the feet of the premises. His poor performance did not stop there since Sidibé made a few mistakes after bad checks. Which earned him a yellow card. He was very imprecise with the ball in the foot. Fortunately for him that he was not attacked by the Haut-Savoyards either.
It’s been difficult to throw stones at a private league fan since last October. Replaced at half-time after a disastrous first period, it was he who had recovered Sidibé’s risky recovery, which led to the opening of the scoring. Then, he suffered from having taken a very fast yellow card (14th), which prevented him from putting more physical impact against a stirring Gelson Martins. He equalizes for Monaco by diverting a center from Ballo-Touré in his own net. Overwhelmed by the event.