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2009 Coupe de France Final
Event Coupe de France 2008–09
Date 9 May 2009
Venue Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Man of the Match Brazil Eduardo
Referee Île-de-France (region) Thierry Auriac
Attendance 80,056
Weather 15 °C (59 °F), Mostly Cloudy
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The 2009 Coupe de France Final was the 91st final of France's most prestigious cup competition. The final was played at the Stade de France in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on 9 May 2009 and was contested between Stade Rennais F.C. of Ligue 1 and En Avant Guingamp of Ligue 2. Guingamp earned their first Coupe de France trophy defeating Rennes 2-1, after two second half goals from the Brazilian Eduardo[1]



This was Rennes's fifth appearance in the final having won the cup in 1965 and 1971, and reaching as finalists in 1922 and 1935. This was Rennes's first final playing under their new emblem and name having achieved the previous honours under the Université Club emblem. This was Guingamp's second appearance in the final having appeared in the 1997 edition of the final losing to Nice on penalties.

This was the first final since 1956 where both clubs were based in the same region. The region both clubs were based in is Bretagne.

Rennes was designated as the home team and wore their original red and black kit. Due to Guingamp having similar colors, both home and away, they unveiled an all white kit for the final.[2]

Match report

The first half of the 91st final of the Coupe de France was pretty equal early on, but it was Guingamp who attacked early on producing a great fingertip save from Nicolas Douchez after the Brazilian Eduardo got a left-footed chance on goal after dislodging Rod Fanni in the 12th minute. This was followed up by a long range chance from midfielder Lionel Mathis, however, Douchez didn't require a save as it was just wide left. Rennes were primarily being held to only long range shots, however, that didn't stop Moussa Sow from testing Guillaume Gauclin in the 23rd minute, producing a shot that was just wide, but was enough of a concern for Gauclin to dive for it. The best chance of the first half would come in the 31st minute when the Nigerian Wilson Oruma cross into the box and found an open Richard Soumah who forced a tremendous save out of Douchez. Rennes responded in the 40th minute with Jérôme Leroy taking an unexpected shot from almost 30 meters out. The shot got past the Guingamp keeper, but struck the post going out of play.

The second half began with a quick attack from Rennes. Capitalizing on a Guingamp turnover, Rennes started a counterattack led by Moussa Sow. Their chance, taken by Leroy, was shot straight at the Guingamp keeper. In the 53rd minute, Rennes would almost get the first goal of the match again when Leroy found Sow on a beautiful service ball. However, Rennes, for the second time in the match, hit the post after Sow's shot beat the keeper easily. Leroy and Sow would be involved on another chance again from Rennes in the 65th minute. After a cross into the box, Sow attempted a overhead kick, but instead knock the ball into the air onto the path of Leroy, who again blew a chance, sending the ball into the stands, despite being about 10 meters from goal. Rennes would finally get their deserved goal following a free kick into the box. The ball went through everyone except the American Carlos Bocanegra who headed the ball past Gauclin giving Rennes a 1-0 lead. However, within minutes, Guingamp would respond. Following a Felipe Saad cross into the box, the ball landed at the feet of the Swede Peter Hansson and redirected right into the path of Eduardo who took the chance heroically to even the match at 1-1. Ten minutes later, Eduardo would strike again, when, after a scramble in the box, he found the ball at his feet and proceeded to take a driven right-footed shot that ran right under Douchez to give the Ligue 2 side a 2-1 lead. The goal eventually turned out to be the winner giving the second division side their first Coupe de France trophy in their history. Their victory will also earn them an appearance in next year's UEFA Europa League. [3] [4]

Match details

9 May 2009
20:45 CET
Rennes 1 – 2 Guingamp Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,056
Referee: Île-de-France (region) Thierry Auriac
Bocanegra Goal 69' Report Eduardo Goal 72'82'
GK 1 France Nicolas Douchez
RB 2 France Rod Fanni
CB 4 Sweden Petter Hansson (c) Booked in the 88th minute 88'
CB 5 Cameroon Stéphane M'Bia
LB 3 United States Carlos Bocanegra
CM 6 France Bruno Cheyrou Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
CM 8 France Fabien Lemoine
AM 10 France Jérôme Leroy
RW 9 Senegal Moussa Sow Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
LW 7 France Romain Danzé Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
FW 11 France Olivier Thomert
GK 16 Senegal Cheick N'Diaye
DF 12 Nigeria Uwa Echiéjilé
DF 13 France Lucien Aubey
MF 14 Republic of the Congo Prince Oniangue
FW 15 France Mickaël Pagis Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
FW 17 Ghana Asamoah Gyan Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
FW 18 France Jirès Kembo Ekoko Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
France Guy Lacombe
GK 1 France Guillaume Gauclin
RB 2 France Yves Deroff
CB 4 France Christian Bassila (c)
CB 9 Burkina Faso Bakari Koné
LB 3 Brazil Felipe Saad
CM 5 France Lionel Mathis
CM 8 France Fabrice Colleau Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
AM 10 Nigeria Wilson Oruma
RW 11 Cape Verde Gilson Silva Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
LW 7 France Richard Soumah
FW 6 Brazil Eduardo Booked in the 83rd minute 83'
GK 16 France Stéphane Trévisan
DF 12 France Jean-Christophe Vergerolle
MF 15 France François Bellugou
MF 13 Benin Mouritala Ogunbiyi Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
FW 14 France Yohann Rivière
FW 17 France Cédric Liabeuf
FW 18 Senegal Badara Sène Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
France Victor Zvunka


  • Assistant referees:
    • Mickaël Annonier
    • Nicolas Pottier
  • Fourth official:



  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes extra-time (15 minute intervals)
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level after extra time.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

Route to the final

Stade Rennais FC

Round of 64 Sochaux 0 – 1 Rennes
Round of 32 Rennes 2 – 0 Saint-Étienne
Round of 16 Rennes 3 – 0 Lorient
Quarter-finals Rennes 2 – 0 Rodez
Semi-finals Grenoble Foot 0 – 1 Rennes

En Avant Guingamp

7th Round Dinard 0 – 5 Guingamp
8th Round Guingamp 1 – 1
(p. 4–1)
La Vitréenne
Round of 64 Saint-Omer 1 – 3 Guingamp
Round of 32 Guingamp 2 – 0 Stade Brest
Round of 16 Guingamp 1 – 0 Le Mans
Quarter-finals Sedan 1 – 3 Guingamp
Semi-finals Toulouse 1 – 2 Guingamp


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