Christophe Gaultier and Antoine Comboure revealed the names of the players selected for the final of the Coupe de France between Nice and Nantes at the Stade de France on Saturday (9 pm). There are no surprises.
The pressure is increasing in every camp. Two days before the final of the Coupe de France, OGC Nice and FC Nantes have unveiled their groupings for this big meeting. There are no surprises. In Aiglons, Youcef Atal and Alexis Claude-Maurice, injured, are missing, while Morgan Schneiderlin is back. The French international had missed the final three days of Ligue 1 due to a calf problem. It remains to be seen whether he will start at the Stade de France (9pm) on Saturday.
Marcin Bulka should start with a goal declared by The Indian Paper. The 22-year-old Pole, on loan from PSG and an understudy for Walter Benitez in the league, has given satisfaction in the last round of the Coupe de France and Christophe Gaultier has counted on him for this final. On the Nantes side, the very successful Alban Lafont will be aligned in place of Rémy Descamps, who worked in the previous round. For the rest, Antoine Comboure should totally opt for the classic eleven.
no surprises in groups
He called a total of 22 elements and was simply deprived of Charles Traore. Having operated on the inner and outer meniscus last month with a knee cruciate ligament rupture, the Malian defender knows his season is over. Without him, the Canaries would try to win the fourth Coupe de France after 1979, 1999 and 2000. They would return to the Stade de France for the first time since their loss against Souchaux in the 2004 Coupe de la Ligue final. Note suspension withdrawals from Fabio, Andrei Girotto and Ludovic Blass.
Nicoise won the Coupe de France twice, in the 1950s (1952 and 1954), when OGCN was the dominant club in the championship with Reims. Since then, they have lost one against Nancy in 1978 and won against Gingamp in 1997, the club’s last trophy.