YES! At the end of 90 passionate minutes of Cup football (10 bookings!), it was PSG that emerged victorious and heading to the Stade de France for the French Cup final. Against a Normandy outfit that just wouldn’t give up, Antoine Kombouaré’s side showed great resilience and professionalism in getting their ticket to Saint-Denis.

Yet it looked as though the capital club was all out of luck in the first half. The chances kept coming thick and fast for the visitors, but no-one could find the back of the net. Not Stéphane Sessegnon (7’, 29’), or Jérémy Clément (8’, 24’, 30’), and not Guillaume Hoarau (26’) or Erding (31’, 34’, 38’) – no-one found away past Rhoufir, in the hosts’ goal. Les Normands weren’t sitting back though and Laup (13’), Weis (28’) and Vaugeois (42’) all had chances.

The Parisians started the second half in style. Sylvain Armand got down the left and crossed to the front post for Ludovic Giuly who got a perfect flick on for Erding to nod the ball home (0-1, 51’)! Mamadou Sakho (66’), Clément (79’) and Mateja Kezman (86’) all went close to making the game safe without success. Les Quevillais only looked dangerous as they threw everything at the Ligue 1 side. Vanoukia was through one-on-one but was tackled at the death (88’). Finally, at the end of additional time, Laup beat Edel but not the woodwork (90’)!

PSG will be looking for their eighth French Cup on May 1 versus Monaco. But congratulations of course, to the amateurs of Quevilly for their fantastic Cup run.