resounding feat of Saint Pryvé Saint Hilaire (N2) who eliminated Dijon FCO (Ligue 2) after an absolutely crazy match

The Coupe de France is full of surprises, Saint-Pryvé Saint-Hilaire proved it once again! In a very balanced match and an absolutely insane penalty shootout, the Loiretans entered the 8th round of the Coupe de France for the third time in four years. They will face another club in the region, Bourges.

The Coupe de France again provided its share of surprises. Saint-Pryvé Saint-Hilaire, a National 2 club, eliminated Dijon FCO, a resident of Ligue 2. In a very balanced match, the two teams were separated in a penalty shootout. Session in which the Loiretans won 3-2, especially with two saves by Jordy Claveau, the goalkeeper of Saint-Pryvé Saint-Mesmin.

Dijon, 15th of Ligue 2 and without victories for more than two months counts in this competition to launch a new dynamic. The Dijonnais quickly controlled the ball and quickly opened the scoring through Loum Tchaouana, perfectly served by Dobré on the left side (0-1 11th). Pryvatains try to bring danger with quick counter-attacks. Unfortunately, the locals lacked the technical precision to worry the opposition goalkeeper.

On the 32ndth minute, the playmaker of Dijon FCO plays an excellent volley from 18 meters, beautifully released from a tap by Jordy Claveau, the local goalkeeper. One of his many stops during the game. The two teams returned to the locker room with a logical score of 1-0 in favor of the Dijon professionals.

Returning from the locker room, the locals played higher, more aggressively and quickly recovered some balls, still not worrying Dijon goalkeeper Allagbé. At 61th minute, Baptiste Ridira decided to make two offensive changes. Striker Kamal Dadi made way for Mathis Cherchour and Ibrahima Touré, defensive midfielder, was replaced by attacking midfielder Bou Seca N’Cho. A few seconds later, following a long free kick, the ball was deflected from Cottereau’s thigh, to the new participant, Mathis Cherchour, who equalized and cheered the entire Grand Clos stadium (1-1 63th). Mathis Cherchour, who was helped by Dijon’s supporters when he entered, is a TikTok star where he has more than a million subscribers.

The coach of Dijon, Omar Daf tries to react by bringing many offensive forces. International players and experienced players in Ligue 2 or Ligue 1 such as midfielder Didier Ndong came off the bench but fell behind a solid Loire defence. The Dijonnais did not manage to get back in front of the score. Saint-Pryvé Saint-Hilaire, failed to score until the end of regulation time.

Shots on goal separated the two teams. The script is insane. Jordy Claveau, on the momentum of his match, stopped two penalties. Le Bihan, the Dijon striker shot him over the bar. In the end, Pryvatains won 3-2 on penalties in a wonderful atmosphere.

This is the victory of courage!

“It’s a joy” reaction of Baptiste Ridira, the coach of the National 2 team. “We have not been undeserved. It is the victory of courage. We went into half-time 1-0 so we were telling ourselves it was possible! It didn’t take much, a ball bounced off one player then another .”.

Saint-Pryvé Saint-Hilaire is unbeaten at the Grand Clos stadium against professional teams (three wins in as many matches). “The series continues. Since I’ve been training here, no pro team has won here, so who’s next?” he quips.

I’m happy, happy. This is the third professional club that has been kicked out here, it’s unbelievable! I’m going home, I’ve scored, it’s the Coupe de France, it’s magic, it’s wonderful! We must also congratulate our goalkeeper who took two shots on goal!

Mathis Cherchour, the Pryvatain scorer

In the 8th round of the Coupe de France, Saint-Pryvé Saint-Hilaire will face Bourges, another National 2 team that also won on penalties against Sant-Appolinaire.

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