League cup : clap of the end for the ill-beloved of the French football - to The Point

It has never really conquered person. Neither the clubs nor the fans, nor the broadcasters. The announcement of his demise has not caused tub. His farewell will

League cup : clap of the end for the ill-beloved of the French football - to The Point

It has never really conquered person. Neither the clubs nor the fans, nor the broadcasters. The announcement of his demise has not caused tub. His farewell will not make a lot of noise. After twenty-five years of existence, the League Cup BKT (last name) pulls this Friday evening his reverence. And for the occasion, the year 2019-2020, we offer an epilogue colourful as Paris Saint-Germain will face Olympique lyonnais at the Stade de France (Saint-Denis). This final will not devote winner's unprecedented since the OL has already won in 2001 and the PSG, which largely dominates the list of winners of the competition, already has eight trophies. First winner in 1995, the parisian club will he close the loop ?

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Launched during the 1994-1995 season, the town nicknamed somewhat affectionately as the "Cup mustache" (in reference to the bacchae of Frédéric Thiriez, president of LFP from 2002 to 2016, and an ardent defender of the trophy) is finally bidding farewell to French football. The competition, which has not found a diffuser for the period 2020-2024, therefore disappears from the landscape in football. But the LFP hope to still be able to revive it in the years to come...

But for a good number of coaches of the elite (unlike the coupe de France, it is not reserved only for professional clubs) the removal of the League Cup is proving to be a relief. First, it allows you to lighten up on the calendar already rich professional teams and provide more rest to the staff. Between the forthcoming national elections, the european meetings and truces international, the big teams in Ligue 1 are struggling to blow out their players. Now, five new dates will be vacant during the season. Same for the teams who do are never cut, the definitive cessation of exercise allows for the release of a place qualifying extra for Europe via the league.

However, every medal has its reverse. The League Cup allowed particularly smaller clubs to shine and funds. It also had a lot of time in minutes to substitute players, previously accustomed to playing in the tournament. Without this appointment, their playing time is reduced considerably. What cause any frustrations in some clubs.

Paris to the quadrupled ?

The Paris Saint-Germain will sign the quadrupled ? Champions of France 2019-2020, winners of the Coupe de France 2020 and winners of the Trophy of champions to start the season, the men of Thomas Tuchel found this Friday night the Olympique lyonnais, for the final of the League Cup at the Stade de France.

If the confrontations between Olympique lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain still offer plenty of entertainment and goals, the Parisians face a team of the rhône-alpes that does not shine in the fiscal year. In its history, Olympique lyonnais has lost four of the five finals she has played in the League Cup. Conversely, the Paris Saint-Germain excels in the matter since in nine finals, the club from the capital has won eight.

Lyon in search of a ticket to the european

But beware of the Lyon sleeps. Because the OL has good chances of victory this Friday night. The PSG will evolve certainly in a new scheme, after the unavailability of Kylian Mbappé, was wounded in the ankle during the final of the Coupe de France. Deprived of his nugget, Paris Saint-Germain will no doubt be difficulties to impose his rhythm and to speed up the tempo at the appropriate time. Already against Saint-Étienne (1-0), the troops of Thomas Tuchel had appeared weak physically and without real meeting. In the Face of Lyon, the situation is much different, because unlike the Greens, the OL will be much more offensive weapons to oppose.

Finally, a victory in the League Cup would provide, especially to Lyon to compete in the second round of qualifications for the Europa League in 2020-2021 and avoid a first season without European cup since 1997. This match will also be the only calibration available at Lyon before his eighth of finale return of League of the champions in Turin, the 7th of August next, in front of the Juventus. But in the case of a bad result, it was Reims who filerait all right in the Europa League. Lyonnais or Reims will then have to overcome three confrontations (2nd qualifying round, 3rd qualifying round, and dam) if they want to join Lille and Nice, the two French clubs already qualified for the group stage of the C3. The opportunity is too good for the protégés of Jean-Michel Aulas, decided to offer the last ticket european.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 01:33

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