2011–12 Coupe de la Ligue

The 2011–12 Coupe de la Ligue was the 18th edition of the French league cup competition. The defending champions were Marseille, who defeated Montpellier 1–0 in the 2010–11 edition of the final. The competition was organized by the Ligue de Football Professionnel and open to the 42 professional clubs in France that are managed by the organization. The final was contested on 14 April 2012 at the Stade de France.[1] The winner of the competition will qualify for the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League and be inserted into the third qualifying round.

2011–12 Coupe de la Ligue
French League Cup
Country France
Teams42
Defending championsMarseille
ChampionsMarseille (3rd title)
Runners-upLyon
Matches played41
Goals scored127 (3.1 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Loïc Rémy (4 goals)

CalendarEdit

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First Round 22 July 2011 12 44 → 32
Second Round 9 August 2011 6 32 → 26
Third Round 30 August 2011 10 26 → 16
Round of 16 25 October 2011 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals 10 January 2012 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals 31 January 2012 2 4 → 2
Final 14 April 2012 1 2 → 1

First roundEdit

The draw for the opening round of the 2011–12 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue was completed on 24 June 2011. The first round featured 24 clubs; the four professional clubs in the Championnat National, the third division of French football, and the 20 clubs in Ligue 2. The matches were played on 22–23 July 2011.[2] Strasbourg's and Grenoble's participation in the competition was previously in limbo. Strasbourg's participation was questionable because of the club's administrative relegation to the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth level of French football, which resulted in the loss of the club's professional status, while Grenoble underwent liquidation.[3] On 12 July, the Ligue de Football Professionnel confirmed that, due to Grenoble's liquidation, the club would not participate in the Coupe de la Ligue.[4] As a result of the announcement, Châteauroux, Grenoble first round combatants, were automatically inserted into the second round. A week later, a similar ruling was made in the case of Strasbourg, who, as a result of its demotion to the fourth division, lost its professional status. Boulougne-sur-Mer, Strasbourg's first round opponent, were shifted to the second round.[5]

22 July Amiens 2 – 0NîmesStade de la Licorne, Amiens
20:00 CET Ielsch   16'
Bazile   36'
Report Referee: Didier Falcone (Méditerranée)
22 July Vannes 2 – 1 (a.e.t.)TroyesStade de la Rabine, Vannes
20:00 CET N'Diaye   61'
Jarsalé   110'
Report Bettiol   19' Attendance: 1,462
Referee: Abdelali Chaoui (Languedoc-Roussillon)
22 July Le Mans 1 – 0Arles-AvignonMMArena, Le Mans
20:00 CET Cissé   2' Report Attendance: 6,309
Referee: Ludovic Rémy (Nord-Pas-de-Calais)
22 July Lens 3 – 0ClermontStade Félix Bollaert, Lens
20:00 CET Baal   23'
Eduardo   73'
Sow   90+5'
Report Attendance: 15,645
Referee: Christian Guillard (Atlantique)
22 July Tours 2 – 1 (a.e.t.)AngersStade de la Vallée du Cher, Tours
20:00 CET Cardy   88'
Oniangue   105+1'
Report Charbonnier   50' (pen.) Attendance: 3,605
Referee: Stéphane Jochem (Brittany)
22 July Reims0 – 1 (a.e.t.) Nantes Stade Auguste Delaune II, Reims
20:00 CET Report Raspentino   115' Attendance: 5,919
Referee: Stéphane Djouzi (Méditerranée)
22 July Le Havre 5 – 4 (a.e.t.)MetzStade Jules Deschaseaux, Le Havre
20:00 CET Fanchone   43'
Mendes da Graca   48'111' (pen.)
Rivière   73'
Julienne   88'
Report Duhamel   4'
Sakho   6'47'
Pouye   19'
Attendance: 3,787
Referee: Florent Batta (Méditerranée)
22 July Guingamp 2 – 0LavalStade du Roudourou, Guingamp
20:00 CET Giresse   34'
Alioui   77'
Report Attendance: 6,120
Referee: Olivier Husset (Centre)
22 July Istres 3 – 2BastiaStade Parsemain, Fos-sur-Mer
20:00 CET Akrour   28'
de Préville   58'
Dielna   88'
Report Diallo   26'
Sans   29'
Attendance: 1,584
Referee: Hakim Ben El Hadj (Rhône-Alpes)
23 July Sedan 4 – 1AS MonacoStade Louis Dugauguez, Sedan
18:00 CET Fauvergue   9'50'
Gragnic   18'
Court   63'
Report Adriano   67' Attendance: 6,216
Referee: Amaury Delerue (Aquitaine)

Second roundEdit

The draw for the second round of the 2011–12 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue was completed on 24 June 2011. The second round featured the 12 winners of the first round matches. The matches were played on 9 August 2011.[2]

9 August Nantes 1 – 0 (a.e.t.)ChâteaurouxStade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
20:00 CET Vivian   120' Report Attendance: 6,945
Referee: Amaury Delerue (Aquitaine)
9 August Boulogne-sur-Mer1 – 2 Sedan Stade de la Libération, Boulogne-sur-Mer
20:00 CET Allart   90' Report Le Bihan   13'
Diallo   83'
Attendance: 4,411
Referee: Olivier Husset (Centre)
9 August Amiens 2 – 1Le HavreStade de la Licorne, Amiens
20:00 CET Zobiri   80'
Gavanon   90+3'
Report François   65' Attendance: 2,863
Referee: William Lavis (Méditerranée)
9 August Guingamp 2 – 0VannesStade du Roudourou, Guingamp
20:00 CET Knockaert   20'76' Report Attendance: 6,982
Referee: Thomas Leonard (Lorraine)
9 August Istres0 – 2 Le Mans Stade Parsemain, Fos-sur-Mer
20:00 CET Report Zito   62'
Lamah   63'
Attendance: 1,474
Referee: Mikael Lesage (Lower Normandy)
9 August Lens 1 – 0ToursStade Félix Bollaert, Lens
20:45 CET Pollet   57' (pen.) Report Attendance: 10,766
Referee: Didier Falcone (Méditerranée)

Third roundEdit

The draw for the third round of the 2011–12 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue was completed on 11 August 2011. The third round featured the six winners of the second round matches, as well as the Ligue 1 clubs who were not playing in European competition this season. The matches were played on 30–31 August and 1 September 2011.[6]

30 August Guingamp2 – 3 (a.e.t.) Lorient Stade du Roudourou, Guingamp
18:30 CET El-Jadeyaoui   11'
Charrier   31'
Report Knockaert   28' (o.g.)
Aliadière   84'113'
Attendance: 5,448
Referee: Sébastien Moreira (Franche-Comté)
30 August Nancy1 – 2 Auxerre Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine
21:00 CET Diakité   55' Report Le Tallec   50'
Kossoko   74'
Attendance: 6,086
Referee: Hervé Piccirillo (Méditerranée)
31 August Toulouse1 – 2 Nice Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
18:00 CET Beauguel   10' Report Civelli   36'
Mounier   47'
Attendance: 6,797
Referee: Philippe Malige (Languedoc-Roussillon)
31 August Le Mans 1 – 0AjaccioMMArena, Le Mans
20:00 CET Ekeng-Ekeng   62' Report Attendance: 6,827
Referee: Benoît Millot (Île-de-France)
31 August Montpellier 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 3 p)
AmiensStade de la Mosson, Montpellier
20:00 CET Utaka   68'
Giroud   76'
Report Puyo   11'
Gavanon   34' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,179
Referee: Pascal Vileo (Aquitaine)
Penalties
Dernis  
Saihi  
Marveaux  
Giroud  
Yanga-Mbiwa  
Pitau  
  Bazile
  Puyo
  Djaballah
  Cissé
  Gavanon
  Durimel
31 August Caen 3 – 2BrestStade Michel d'Ornano, Caen
20:00 CET Fajr   35'
Hamouma   56'
Traoré   88'
Report Roux   14'79' Attendance: 8,652
Referee: Alexandre Castro (Rhône-Alpes)
31 August Dijon 3 – 2ValenciennesStade Gaston Gérard, Dijon
20:00 CET Bauthéac   29' (pen.)
Jovial   40'
Guerbert   52'
Report Dossevi   34'
Pujol   51'
Attendance: 6,872
Referee: Wilfried Bien (Rhône-Alpes)
31 August Sedan 2 – 0NantesStade Louis Dugauguez, Sedan
20:00 CET Boli   5'
Diallo   77'
Report Attendance: 3,984
Referee: Bartolomeu Varela (Brittany)
31 August Saint-Étienne 3 – 1BordeauxStade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
20:45 CET Olimpa   3' (o.g.)
Sako   17'
Aubameyang   57'
Report Trémoulinas   10' Attendance: 14,647
Referee: Lionel Jaffredo (Brittany)
1 September Lens 1 – 0EvianStade Félix Bollaert, Lens
20:00 CET Toudic   78' Report Attendance: 13,210
Referee: Philippe Kalt (Alsace)

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the Round of 16 of the 2011–12 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue was completed on 6 September 2011. The round featured the ten winners of the third round matches, as well as the Ligue 1 clubs who were playing in European competition this season. The matches were played on 25–26 October 2011.[7]

25 October Marseille 4 – 0LensStade Vélodrome, Marseille
20:45 CET Gignac   14'
J. Ayew   68'
Rémy   82'90'
Report Attendance: 17,972
Referee: Wilfried Bien (Rhône-Alpes)
26 October Dijon 3 – 2Paris SGStade Gaston Gérard, Dijon
17:00 CET Sankharé   30'
Berenguer   32'
Jovial   61'
Report Bahebeck   16'
Erdinç   20'
Attendance: 10,115
Referee: Alexandre Castro (Rhône-Alpes)
26 October Montpellier1 – 2 Lorient Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
18:45 CET Giroud   65' Report Emeghara   14'
Campbell   69'
Attendance: 4,787
Referee: Jean-Charles Cailleux (Picardy)
26 October Saint-Étienne1 – 2 Lyon Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
20:50 CET Aubameyang   88' Report Briand   40'
Bastos   72' (pen.)
Attendance: 25,906
Referee: Clément Turpin (Bourgogne)
26 October Auxerre1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Caen Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, Auxerre
20:50 CET Sahar   29' Report Nabab   24'117' Attendance: 7,628
Referee: Saïd Ennjimi (Centre-Ouest)
26 October Nice 2 – 1SochauxStade du Ray, Nice
20:50 CET Pentecôte   39'56' Report Camara   79' Attendance: 6,432
Referee: Hervé Piccirillo (Méditerranée)
26 October Lille 3 – 1SedanStade Lille Métropole, Villeneuve-d'Ascq
20:50 CET Pedretti   34'
Cole   39'
Jeleń   70'
Report Diaby   80' (pen.) Attendance: 17,016
Referee: Benoît Bastien (Lorraine)
26 October Le Mans 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 1 p)
RennesMMArena, Le Mans
20:50 CET Report Attendance: 13,210
Referee: Philippe Kalt (Alsace)
Penalties
Thomas  
Momi  
Narry  
Strømstad  
  Hadji
  Féret
  Pitroipa

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2011–12 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue was completed on 26 October 2011. The round featured the eight winners of the Round of 16 matches. The matches were played on 10–11 January 2012.[8]

10 January Caen0 – 3 Marseille Stade Michel d'Ornano, Caen
20:45 CET Report Valbuena   7'52'
Rémy   20'
Attendance: 15,674
Referee: Antony Gautier (Nord-Pas-de-Calais)
11 January Nice 3 – 3 (a.e.t.)
(5 – 3 p)
DijonStade du Ray, Nice
17:00 CET Mounier   35'
Civelli   78'
Monzón   119'
Report Guerbert   19'
Jovial   62'
Bauthéac   117' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,751
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (Lower Normandy)
Penalties
Digard  
Civelli  
Gomis  
Monzón  
Mounier  
Marcq  
Varrault  
Corgnet  
Sankharé  
11 January Le Mans0 – 1 Lorient MMArena, Le Mans
18:45 CET Report Sunu   71' Attendance: 7,183
Referee: Philippe Malige (Languedoc-Roussillon)
11 January Lyon 2 − 1LilleStade de Gerland, Lyon
20:50 CET Källström   41'
López   66'
Report Cole   28' Attendance: 29,124
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (Upper Normandy)

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals of the 2011–12 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue was completed on 11 January 2012. The round will feature the four winners of the quarter-final matches. The matches were played on 31 January and 1 February 2012.[9]

31 January Lorient2 – 4 (a.e.t.) Lyon Stade du Moustoir, Lorient
20:45 CET Emeghara   59'
Monnet-Paquet   68'
Report Lacazette   80'120+2'
Briand   90+4'
Gomis   102'
Attendance: 14,610
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (Picardy)
1 February Marseille 2 – 1NiceStade Vélodrome, Marseille
20:50 CET Rémy   16'
Brandão   57'
Report Mounier   44' Attendance: 12,567
Referee: Clément Turpin (Bourgogne)

FinalEdit

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player1 Club Goals
1   Loïc Rémy Marseille 4
2   Olivier Giroud Montpellier 2
  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Saint-Étienne 2
  Mamadou Diallo Sedan 2
  Jérémie Aliadière Lorient 2
  Diafra Sakho Metz 2
  Nolan Roux Brest 2
  Nicolas Fauvergue Sedan 2
  Anthony Knockaert Guingamp 2
  Xavier Pentecôte Nice 2

1Players in bold are still active in the competition.

Last updated: 26 October 2011
Source: Official Goalscorers' Standings Archived 2010-10-28 at the Wayback Machine

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Boulogne-sur-Mer won the tie and advanced to the second round due to Strasbourg losing its professional status as a result of its administrative relegation to the Championnat de France amateur.
  2. ^ Châteauroux won the tie and advanced to the second round due to Grenoble entering liquidation in July 2011, which resulted in the club losing its professional status.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Validation du calendrier 2011-2012" (PDF). French Football Federation (in French). 31 March 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Toutes les affiches des deux premiers tours" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 24 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-08-15. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Strasbourg (...) ne jouera pas la Coupe de la Ligue" (in French). L'Union. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Châteauroux au 2e tour" (in French). L'Equipe. 12 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Boulogne qualifié pour le 2e tour de la Coupe de la Ligue" (in French). France Football. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Au programme pour les 16es de finale" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Tirage au sort le 6 septembre" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  8. ^ "OL – LOSC, choc des quarts" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Le tirage au sort des demies" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.[permanent dead link]

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