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