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Pauleta provides PSG punch

Published: Saturday 29 May 2004, 22.36CET
Pauleta scored as Paris Saint-Germain FC defeat second division LB Châteauroux in the French Cup final.

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Published: Saturday 29 May 2004, 22.36CET

Pauleta provides PSG punch

Pauleta scored as Paris Saint-Germain FC defeat second division LB Châteauroux in the French Cup final.

Paris Saint-Germain FC claimed their first silverware in six years as Pauleta's second-half goal saw off second division LB Châteauroux 1-0 in the French Cup final.

Pauleta winner
With PSG having won nothing since the 1998 French Cup and League Cup, they were desperate for victory. However, Châteauroux made it tough for them, and it was not until the 65th minute that Pauleta finally broke the deadlock with a powerful header.

UEFA Cup berth
Châteauroux could find no way back, but have the consolation of a UEFA Cup berth as PSG finished second in Ligue 1 and will enter the UEFA Champions League. Still, it was a fine achievement to reach their first final, and only one second-flight side had ever gone one better, Le Havre AC in 1959.

Sixth triumph
PSG lift the cup for the sixth time - only ten-time winners Olympique de Marseille have claimed the trophy more often.

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