France Simon Watch From Bench As Nantes Reaches Coupe de France Final

Moses Simon was an unused substitute as Nantes secured their place in the Coupe de France final for a second successive season following a 1-0 win against Lyon

Ludovic Blas’ sensational second-half strike secured a deserved victory for Nantes who outplayed their opponent.

The holders are 14th in Ligue 1 but have had another impressive cup run, wit kkh Wednesday’s upset of Lyon giving them the chance to win back-to-back titles.

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Jean-Charles Castelletto almost gave Nantes the perfect start, but Anthony Lopes saved his first-minute effort expertly.

The hosts thought they had taken the lead when Samuel Moutoussamy took advantage of a Lyon defensive blunder, but his effort was ruled out for offside after a VAR review.

However, Antoine Kombouare’s side would finally make their advantage count in the second half, as Blas fired home a superb left-footed effort into the top corner to secure another famous win in front of a raucous home crowd.

In the final on April 29, the defending champions will face either Toulouse or second-tier Annecy.

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