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Lille leave it late in French Cup showpiece

Published: Saturday 14 May 2011, 23.40CET
Ludovic Obraniak scored the only goal as LOSC Lille Métrople won the French Cup for the first time since 1955 at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain FC at Stade de France.
Lille leave it late in French Cup showpiece
Lille show off the French Cup following their last-gasp victory ©AFP
Published: Saturday 14 May 2011, 23.40CET

Lille leave it late in French Cup showpiece

Ludovic Obraniak scored the only goal as LOSC Lille Métrople won the French Cup for the first time since 1955 at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain FC at Stade de France.

Ligue 1 leaders LOSC Lille Métropole completed what they hope will be the first part of a domestic double after Ludovic Obraniak struck late on in the French Cup final against Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Having been on the back foot for much of the second half, Lille claimed the trophy for the sixth time thanks to Obraniak's angled free-kick with a minute remaining. It is Les Dogues' first major silverware in 56 years since they defeated FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the 1955 showpiece.

Following an even first half it was holders PSG who started to dictate proceedings, their clearest openings falling to Guillaume Hoarau on 56 and 74 minutes. Clément Chantôme threatened again for the capital club soon after but was denied by former PSG goalkeeper Mickaël Landreau.

With a minute left, though, Lille won a free-kick on the right that Obraniak bent high into the far corner of Grégory Coupet's net. There was still time for the former France keeper to save a penalty from Mathieu Debuchy, awarded after he had felled Gervinho.

Lille, four points ahead of Olympique de Marseille, continue their quest for their third Ligue 1 crown at home to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard on Wednesday, when UEFA Champions League chasing PSG visit Bordeaux.

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