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Monaco can now prepare for their first Coupe de France final in 11 years where they'll face the defending champions. With this looking like Lille's year in Ligue 1, both they and PSG will believe they can end this season on a high. That's all for now. Goodbye!
It's Monaco who will face PSG at the Stade de France next week then. It's difficult to judge their quality too much from this, given their opponents, but they could only beat the team in front of them and they did that comfortably. Fabregas made a case for his starting in the final with two assists and a fine goal.
Monaco progress to the Coupe de France final, ending Rumilly's memorable cup run. The Ligue 1 side were just too good for the underdogs in the end, although Peuget's stunning goal humbled them briefly. Rumilly get a well-deserved round of applause as they head down the tunnel.
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FULL-TIME: RUMILLY-VALLIERES 1-5 MONACO
There'll be just one more minute of this. As expected, Rumilly have been comfortably beaten here but they've done themselves proud.
Matsima nods wide from Golovin's free-kick from the right. Seconds later Golovin tries a throughball for Ballo-Toure who's offside.
Monaco are just winding down the clock now. Matazo wins a free-kick as he's challenged by Leveque.
Moke also heads off. The Haitian Pierre-Louis is his replacement.
Rumilly make two changes of their own. The spent Ribeiro is replaced by Bouchet.
Monaco make more changes now the game is clearly won. Martins makes way for the 19-year-old Decarpentrie.
GOAL! RUMILLY-VALLIERES 1-5 MONACO! Golovin gets in on the act for Monaco, picking a tired Ribeiro's pocket. The Russian calmly rolls the ball into the bottom corner.
Rumilly are clearly starting to tire now. It's unsurprising given their last game was three weeks ago. It's still impressive that they were able to compete with Monaco for at least a little while.
Fabregas' goal is also his last act of the game. The Spaniard has shown his class throughout. Florentino replaces him.
After winning that free-kick for Monaco Tchouameni's job here is done. Fofana comes on for him.
GOAL! RUMILLY-VALLIERES 1-4 MONACO! Fabregas confirms Monaco's superiority by swishing the free-kick into the top left corner. That was effortless. Rumilly should feel no shame in conceding a goal like that from a former world champion.
The substitute Yuce stretches a leg and catches Tchouameni. Monaco will get a direct free-kick just in front of Rumilly's D.
Rumilly substitution. Yuce takes Guillaud's place in central midfield.
Golovin cuts inside from the left and lets rip at goal from distance. The Russian's effort swerves high and wide.
Moke is unable to keep a pass in play down the right for Rumilly. The target man has had a decent game for the hosts, even if he's had a largely thankless task up front.
Meanwhile, Gay's shot is his last contribution to the game. Rumilly's Serbian striker Volic comes on.
Next to go is Volland as Monaco renew their front line. Golovin is his replacement.
W. Ben Yedder
Monaco will make some changes. Their captain Ben Yedder makes way for Aguilar first.
Moke makes a nuisance of himself and lays off to Gay just outside the box. Gay isn't too far from finding the top right corner.
Volland wriggles into the left of the box and has his cross cut out by Ribeiro. Rumilly have managed to steady the ship but can't lay a hand on Monaco at the moment.
Rumilly think they should have a penalty after Fabregas catches Cottin, causing Cottin to go down in the box. It's a slight tug at best and the referee is unmoved. Play continues.
Peuget swings it in and it lands to Boinali on the edge of the box. Monaco close him down quickly and block his shot.
Rumilly have their first attack for a while, earning a corner down their right off Ballo-Toure.
Fabregas wins a free-kick just in front of his own box as Cottin brings him down. Monaco are beginning to look settled.
Rumilly are starting to find themselves under growing pressure now. They're finding it significantly harder to attack Monaco than they did in the first half.
Fabregas was within his rights to shoot himself there but knew Ben Yedder would be in a better position. Ben Yedder's finish was as cool as you'd expect. Monaco are just too good for Rumilly to handle.
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GOAL! RUMILLY-VALLIERES 1-3 MONACO! Rumilly play themselves into trouble and Monaco punish them after finding themselves three on one. Fabregas lays off to Ben Yidder who takes his time and dinks the ball over the onrushing Delaunay. Peuget is unable to keep it out.
Sidibe eventually gets to his feet and is shown a yellow card. Cottin looks fine to continue too. He did nothing wrong.
Both teams are unhappy after a wild clearance by Cottin catches Sidibe and leaves both players on the turf. Sidibe was perhaps too rough in the challenge there.
Peuget wins a free-kick in Rumilly's half as he's fouled by Volland.
Martins, Monaco's trickiest player in the first half, tempts Cottin into fouling him again. Fabregas' free-kick is headed away by Rumilly.
The second half gets going. Monaco haven't made any changes. They know they should have enough about them to see this out.
Rumilly make a substitution at half-time. Bozon, who's booked and scored that own goal, goes off. Michaud replaces him.
Monaco had two-thirds of the ball in that first half along with five shots in the box. However, Tchouameni's goal is their only shot on target so far, just as Peuget's goal is Rumilly's. Volland's miss was a shocker. Will Monaco's profligacy cost them? Rumilly will certainly hope so.
Monaco go in at the break just a goal ahead after receiving an almighty shock. Rumilly have played fantastically within their limited means, taking the lead through a Peuget goal that they will never forget. Bozon's unfortunate own goal let Monaco in and Tchouameni scored from a corner shortly after. This isn't done yet.
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HALF-TIME: RUMILLY-VALLIERES 1-2 MONACO
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Martins fizzes a low ball across the face of goal with Ben Yedder lurking at the far post. Delaunay gets down to smother it first.
There'll be one minute of additional time in this first half. It's never been less than absorbing.
Ballo-Toure earns a free-kick in his own half as Rumilly are over-eager in closing him down.
Sidibe receives treatment to his leg after a firm and unfair challenge by Moke. Understandably, Rumilly's defending is agricultural at times.
Martins is brought down by Cottin. Monaco are finding plenty of joy down their right flank.
Monaco hit the woodwork! Martins' shot from outside the box is blocked. Ben Yedder rolls the ball across goal for Volland whose shot from a few yards out crashes off the crossbar. He should have scored. Rumilly will be glad to hang on until half-time and regroup.
Rumilly earn a corner down their right off Ballo-Toure. Monaco deal with it like the professionals they are, blocking Boinali's speculative shot from outside the box.
Rumilly's lead lasted just seven minutes and was turned around completely in 12. This is what the underdogs are up against but they're not out of this yet.
Fabregas's corner there was great. The Spaniard showed his class with a delivery that made it easy for Tchouameni to score.
GOAL! RUMILLY-VALLIERES 1-2 MONACO! Tchouameni plants a header past Delaunay from Fabregas' corner. The header is straight at the Rumilly keeper but too powerful for him to keep out.
Monaco earn a corner down their right off Gay as they pick up Ben Yedder's wayward shot. Kovac's team are starting to show their quality now.
Rumilly are sure to be disheartened but are justified in believing they can score again. Moke stretches to reach a cross into the box but Sidibe gets a free-kick as he's fouled by Cottin.
GOAL! RUMILLY-VALLIERES 1-1 MONACO! Monaco equalise through a Bozon own goal. Bozon is desperate to clear a cross from the left and powers a header past his own goalkeeper. It's heartbreaking for Rumilly who have played so well up to this point.
Rumilly have had more shots than Monaco up to this point, three to Monaco's two. The underdogs have done an amazing job at keeping Monaco at bay so far.
Chance for Monaco! Ben Yedder nods a pass down for Volland who blazes over first-time from the centre of the box. Rumilly were cut open there by a simple move.
Having been shocked by Rumilly, Monaco are upping their gear with Martins drawing a foul from Cottin. The Ligue 1 side threaten briefly but Rumilly manage to hack the ball clear.
Cottin gets the assist for what must be Rumilly's most famous goal ever. That was a beauty by Peuget. Even if Rumilly lose heavily now, they've got a memory to last a lifetime.
GOAL! RUMILLY-VALLIERES 1-0 MONACO! Incredible! Rumilly take the lead! Peuget fires a swerver from outside the box into the top left corner with Majecki rooted to the spot. What a moment for the fourth-tier team!
Rumilly's captain Peuget sends the corner in and Guillaud can't keep his header down. Rumilly are by no means here to make up the numbers though. They believe they can do this!
Rumilly almost put together a decent counter-attack with Cottin just unable to keep a pass in play down the left. Seconds later the hosts almost score with Moke skidding an effort wide from outside the box! It takes a deflection on the way so Rumilly have got a corner.
Rumilly survive the free-kick only to give away another slightly further out. Monaco keep the pressure on and Fabregas goes down in the box. The referee isn't remotely interested, giving the free-kick Rumilly's way.
Rumilly's left-back Bozon earns the game's first yellow card by sliding in on Martins just as the Monaco winger was about to race into the box. He's lucky not to have given away a penalty.
Monaco clear the corner easily enough and Ben Yedder is fouled by Guillaud while attempting to break. Rumilly will do well to stop Monaco's counter-attacks whenever possible.
Liongo earns a free-kick in midfield and Rumilly get forward to force their first corner in the game. The smattering of people in the ground applaud as if they've scored.
Delaunay claims a Monaco cross into the box intended for Martins. Rumilly have held their own so far but they've still got at least 80 minutes of the match to go.
Rumilly win a throw-in down their left which Monaco clear. Martins beats Bozon down Monaco's right but Cottin is there to help his teammate out.
Rumilly have hardly had a touch of the ball yet but they would have expected that. Monaco look in no mood to mess around.
Monaco succeed in winning another corner off Ribeiro. Fabregas swings it in and Matsima climbs high to nod it wide.
Monaco waste no time in asserting their dominance, winning a quick corner down their left. Rumilly steady their nerves by seeing it away.
Monaco get this David against Goliath clash underway!
The two teams come out onto the pitch here in Annecy. Rumilly will play in dark blue, Monaco in their traditional red and white. The PA is blaring Europe's The Final Countdown. Let's do this!
The last fourth-tier side to reach the Coupe de France final were the now-defunct Calais RUFC in 2000 who lost 2-1 to top-flight Nantes. For Rumilly to repeat that and face the likes of Neymar and Mbappe would be legendary. Monaco will be confident of seeing off the upstarts from Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes but this is football. Anything could happen.
Rumilly boss Fatsah Amghar sticks with the same 11 that stunned Toulouse last time out. With COVID-19 disrupting their league season, that was their last game just over three weeks ago. Monaco make five changes from their 1-0 win over Reims this past weekend. 2010 FIFA World Cup winner Fabregas starts. No doubt Rumilly will relish playing against him.
SUBS: Aleksandr Golovin, Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi, Valentin Decarpentrie, Guillermo Maripan, Caio Henrique, Ruben Aguilar, Florentino Luis, Youssouf Fofana, Vito Mannone.
MONACO (4-4-2): Radoslaw Majecki; Djibril Sidibe, Axel Disasi, Chrislain Matsima, Fode Ballo-Toure; Eliot Matazo, Cesc Fabregas, Aurelien Tchouameni, Gelson Martins; Wissam Ben Yedder (c), Kevin Volland.
SUBS: Loan Bouchet, Ferhat Yuce, Haniel Compaore, Listner Pierre Louis, Nikola Volic, Stephane Viglierchio, Dorian Michaud, Yassir Saidi, Jordan Lemarie.
RUMILLY-VALLIERES (4-4-2): Dan Delaunay; Houssame Boinali, Jean-Manuel Ribeiro, Dorian Leveque, Arthur Bozon; Jocelyn Gay, Alexis Peuget (c), Mathieu Guillaud, Joris Cottin; Armel Liongo, Ashley Moke Njedi.
Standing in Rumilly's way of the Coupe de France final are Monaco. Niko Kovac's side, third in Ligue 1, are just one step away from their first Coupe de France final since 2009-10. They've yet to concede in this year's competition and are certain to be the minnows' biggest test yet. A final against Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France awaits. Allons-y!
Fourth-tier Rumilly-Vallieres have become just the fourth such team to reach the Coupe de France semi-final after picking up a shock 2-0 victory over Ligue 2 side Toulouse in the last round, the greatest result in their history. Having picked up six wins to make it this far in the competition, they'll be in no mood to go out now.
Hello! Welcome to our live text commentary of this Coupe de France semi-final clash between GFA Rumilly-Vallieres and Monaco at Parc des Sports in Annecy.