It's almost a tradition in the Coupe de France: the big one generally leaves the recipe to the small one. This is what Saint-Etienne did this Thursday, after qualifying for the semi-finals of the competition by beating Epinal (2-1), in a match which took place at Marcel-Picot (Nancy).
88,000 euros for Epinal
The Greens therefore left their share of the proceeds to the National 2 club, an amount of 88,000 euros. A reward for the players of Xavier Collin, who did not deserve and even made the Stéphanois tremble until the end of additional time, invigorated by the penalty of Jean-Philippe Krasso.
Falling from Lille in the previous round, Epinal even had several big situations at the end of the game in an attempt to tear off the extra time. "If the best team has won? I don't think so. But it's football, you have to know how to be efficient," sums up the coach of the National 2 team. Saint-Etienne was. rather they suffered but were effective. "