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The 2009 Coupe de France Final was the 91st final of France's most prestigious cup competition, the Coupe de France. The final was played at the Stade de France in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on 9 May 2009 and was contested between Rennes of Ligue 1 and Guingamp of Ligue 2. Guingamp earned its first Coupe de France trophy after defeating Rennes 2–1 through two second-half goals from Eduardo.[1]

2009 Coupe de France Final
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EventCoupe de France 2008–09
Date9 May 2009
VenueStade de France, Saint-Denis
Man of the MatchBrazil Eduardo
RefereeFrance Thierry Auriac
Weather15 °C (59 °F), Mostly Cloudy


This was Rennes' fifth appearance in the final, having won the cup in 1965 and 1971, and finishing as runners-up in 1922 and 1935. It was Rennes' first final playing under its new emblem and name having achieved the previous honours under the Université Club emblem. This was Guingamp's second appearance in the final, having previously appeared in the 1997 final, losing to Nice on penalties.

This was the first final since 1956 in which both finalists were based in the same region of France, Brittany.

Rennes was designated as the home team and wore their original red and black kit. Due to Guingamp having similar colours, both for home and away, they turned out in an all-white kit for the final.[2]

Route to the finalEdit


Round of 64 Sochaux 0 – 1 Rennes
Round of 32 Rennes 2 – 0 Saint-Étienne
Round of 16 Rennes 3 – 0 Lorient
Quarter-finals Rennes 2 – 0 Rodez
Semi-finals Grenoble Foot 0 – 1 Rennes


7th Round Dinard 0 – 5 Guingamp
8th Round Guingamp 1 – 1
(p. 4–1)
La Vitréenne
Round of 64 Saint-Omer 1 – 3 Guingamp
Round of 32 Guingamp 2 – 0 Stade Brest
Round of 16 Guingamp 1 – 0 Le Mans
Quarter-finals Sedan 1 – 3 Guingamp
Semi-finals Toulouse 1 – 2 Guingamp

Match reportEdit

The opening of the 2009 final of Coupe de France at Stade de France, seeing La Garde Républicaine performing Tri Martolod and Bro Gozh ma Zadoù, the former being made famous by Breton musician Alan Stivell and the latter being the hymn of Brittany.

The first half of the 91st final of the Coupe de France was relatively equal early on, but it was Guingamp who attacked early on, with striker Eduardo forcing a fingertip save from Nicolas Douchez after he dislodged defender Rod Fanni in the 12th minute. This was followed up by a long-range chance from midfielder Lionel Mathis, which sailed wide left. Rennes was primarily held to taking long-range shots, however Moussa Sow tested Guillaume Gauclin in the 23rd minute, producing a shot which went just wide. The best chance of the first half would come for Guingamp in the 31st minute when Wilson Oruma' cross into the box found an un-marked Richard Soumah, who forced a tremendous save from Douchez. Rennes responded in the 40th minute with Jérôme Leroy taking an unexpected shot from nearly 30 metres from goal; the shot went past goalkeeper Gauclin, but struck the post going out of play.

The final of Coupe de France, ironically a Breton derby, saw wide use of Breton symbols, notably the Gwenn-ha-du.

The second half began with a quick attack from Rennes. Capitalizing on a Guingamp turnover, Rennes started a counterattack led by Moussa Sow. Their chance, taken by Leroy, was shot straight at the Guingamp goalkeeper. In the 53rd minute, Rennes almost scored the first goal of the match again when Leroy found Sow. For the second time in the match, however, the shot from Sow hit the post after beating the goalkeeper. Leroy and Sow would be involved in another chance again from Rennes in the 65th minute: after a cross into the box, Sow attempted an overhead kick, but instead knocked the ball into the air and into the path of Leroy, who again blew a chance, sending the ball into the stands despite being about ten metres from goal. Rennes would finally score goal, following a free-kick into the box. The ball travelled passed everyone save for Carlos Bocanegra, who headed the ball past Gauclin to give Rennes a 1–0 lead. Within minutes, however, Guingamp would respond: following a Felipe Saad cross into the box, the ball landed at the feet of Peter Hansson who inadvertently redirected it into the path of Eduardo, who converted to even the match at 1–1. Ten minutes later, Eduardo would strike again when, after a scramble in the box, he found the ball at his feet and proceeded to take a driven, right-footed shot which ran under Douchez to give the Ligue 2 side a 2–1 lead. The goal eventually turned out to be the winner, giving the second division side its first ever Coupe de France title. Guingamp's victory also earned the club an appearance in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.[3][4]

Match detailsEdit

Rennes1 – 2Guingamp
Bocanegra   69' Report Eduardo   72'82'
Attendance: 80,056
Referee:   Thierry Auriac
GK 1   Nicolas Douchez
RB 2   Rod Fanni
CB 4   Petter Hansson (c)   88'
CB 5   Stéphane Mbia
LB 3   Carlos Bocanegra
CM 6   Bruno Cheyrou   89'
CM 8   Fabien Lemoine
AM 10   Jérôme Leroy
RW 9   Moussa Sow   87'
LW 7   Romain Danzé   79'
FW 11   Olivier Thomert
GK 16   Cheick N'Diaye
DF 12   Elderson Echiéjilé
DF 13   Lucien Aubey
MF 14   Prince Oniangue
FW 15   Mickaël Pagis   79'
FW 17   Asamoah Gyan   87'
FW 18   Jirès Kembo Ekoko   89'
  Guy Lacombe
GK 1   Guillaume Gauclin
RB 2   Yves Deroff
CB 4   Christian Bassila (c)
CB 9   Bakary Koné
LB 3   Felipe Saad
CM 5   Lionel Mathis
CM 8   Fabrice Colleau   73'
AM 10   Wilson Oruma
RW 11   Gilson Silva   70'
LW 7   Richard Soumah
FW 6   Eduardo   83'
GK 16   Stéphane Trévisan
DF 12   Jean-Christophe Vergerolle
MF 15   François Bellugou
MF 13   Mouritala Ogunbiyi   70'
FW 14   Yohann Rivière
FW 17   Cédric Liabeuf
FW 18   Badara Sène   73'
  Victor Zvunka


  • Assistant referees:
    • Mickaël Annonier
    • Nicolas Pottier
  • Fourth official:



  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes extra-time (15 minute intervals)
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level after extra time.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Guingamp stun Rennes to lift French Cup". AFP. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Echos autour de la finale". Archived from the original on 10 May 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Guingamp coach speaks of 'magical' Cup win". ESPN. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Guingamp gear up for European rollercoaster". 11 May 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009.

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