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L. Carole
Penalty SO Goal
R. Rodelin
Penalty SO Miss
D. Liénard
Penalty SO Goal
É. Didot
Penalty SO Goal
A. Thomasson
Penalty SO Goal
A. Mendy
Penalty SO Miss
S. Prcić
Penalty SO Goal
118'
D. Liénard
I. Sissoko
Kick Off
105'
L. Zohi
L. Ajorque
98'
É. Didot
L. Blas
96'
A. Thomasson
Yellow Card
Kick Off
90'
L. Carole
L. Koné
86'
R. Rodelin
N. Benezet
81'
Nuno Da Costa
L. Mothiba
70'
N. Benezet
Yellow Card
69'
I. Sissoko
Yellow Card
67'
A. Mendy
N. Roux
Kick Off
24'
L. Phiri
Yellow Card
Kick Off
4
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
7
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 539 372

Commentary

That concludes our coverage of the game and a triumphant evening in Lille for Strasbourg. Thanks for reading along!
For the new champions, it's time to celebrate...that is, of course, until a visit from Stade Reims in Ligue 1 next week! Guingamp face the extra difficult challenge of processing this defeat because they have a relegation battle to fight. A trip to Montpellier is next for the runners-up.
Strasbourg had the bottle and will lift the trophy for a fourth time, thanks to a nervy penalty shoot-out victory over Guingamp, who were the spot-kick specialists in this year’s competition. A cruel twist saw Mendy blaze his effort over the bar from 12 yards and Rodelin’s saved by Kamara, before Carole dispatched the decisive penalty. The defender will be dining out on that for the rest of his life. Normal time didn’t contain much to write home about in a game lacking that extra bit of quality in the final third. Le Racing won’t care now.
L. Carole
Penalty SO Goal
Strasbourg
Carole scores and Strasbourg have won the Coupe de la Ligue, the late replacement firing his penalty into the bottom-right!
R. Rodelin
Penalty SO Miss
Guingamp
Kamara saves Rodelin's penalty! If Strasbourg score their next penalty, they win the cup!
D. Liénard
Penalty SO Goal
Strasbourg
Oh, come on now. Lienard dinks his penalty right down the middle! What a time to come up with a Panenka! Strasbourg lead 3-1.
É. Didot
Penalty SO Goal
Guingamp
Didot smashes it in to get a penalty on the board for Guingamp, sending Kamara the wrong way! 2-1.
A. Thomasson
Penalty SO Goal
Strasbourg
Thomasson tucks it away for Strasbourg, into the bottom-right despite a touch from Caillard! 2-0 to the team in blue.
A. Mendy
Penalty SO Miss
Guingamp
Mendy MISSES! The Guingamp substitute, who had some big chances in extra time, gets his foot right under the ball and sends it over the crossbar! Ouch...
S. Prcić
Penalty SO Goal
Strasbourg
Prcic scores! The Bosnian fires his penalty confidently into the bottom-left to kick off the shootout!
The Coupe de la Ligue showpiece will be decided from the spot after an excruciating 30 minutes of extra time for both teams. There's been a real lack of quality tonight but there'll be plenty of drama.
120' + 1' Just the one minute of added time to be played before penalties...
120' Mendy pushes his way into the Strasbourg box, past Mitrovic with ease, before Kamara has to rush out and narrow the angle.
D. Liénard
I. Sissoko
Strasbourg
118' Sissoko's cramp proves too much and Lienard is on to see out this game.
117' Sorbon and Da Costa's battle continues with a tussle on the edge of Guingamp's box. The latter wants a foul but the referee says no.
116' There's a stoppage in play after Mitrovic lands awkwardly on his head. It looks like he'll play on.
114' Da Costa exacts a small bit of payback by ensuring Sorbon goes to ground.
113' Sorbon escapes a yellow card for a robust tackle on Da Costa before Sissoko avoids a second booking, despite chopping down Didot.
111' Traore's tiredness shows as he tries to keep the ball in play, wide on the right during a Guingamp attack, but instead loses his balance.
109' Carole runs in behind the Guingamp defence but opts for a cutback instead of shooting, with Da Costa waiting in the middle.
107' Kerbrat is experiencing some cramp now and looks in serious pain. The centre-half might need a crutch if he's chosen to take a penalty.
106' Is there going to be some late, late drama in Lille?
How's everyone doing? This one is plodding to penalty kicks following 15 minutes of half-chances, mainly from Guingamp. Caci is dealing with some cramp on the ground before the second half of extra time.
105' + 2' HALF-TIME: STRASBOURG 0-0 GUINGAMP
L. Zohi
L. Ajorque
Strasbourg
105' Strasbourg have failed to get Ajorque involved tonight and now Zohi is on in his place.
104' Rodelin rolls a weak shot straight at Kamara. The sub should have done much better with that chance.
103' Didot finds himself in prime position to shoot from Thuram's cutback. The veteran slips after letting the ball run too far across his body.
102' Rodelin almost finds Thuram with a ball over the top from right to left, but it's just overhit.
101' Thuram skips past one challenge and shoots while off-balance. Mitrovic sticks a leg in the way to clear.
100' Thuram is still causing Strasbourg problems on the left wing, having just neatly flicked the ball to Rebocho, who then appeared to be blocked off by Caci.
É. Didot
L. Blas
Guingamp
98' Blas trudges off to be replaced by Didot, now the freshest player on the pitch. 
A. Thomasson
Yellow Card
Strasbourg
96' Thomasson tries to trip the countering Blas and goes into the book as a result. The latter did well not to fall over.
95' Prcic steps over a corner for Strasbourg but it doesn't trouble the Guingamp defence.
93' This is only the second time in the last 15 Coupe de la Ligue finals that it's gone to extra time. The last time was Marseille versus Lyon in 2012...
92' Lala stumbles at the vital moment inside Guingamp's box, under pressure from Thuram.
91' Extra time is underway at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
We’ll be back for another 30 minutes after a far more entertaining second half of this Coupe de la Ligue final between Strasbourg and Guingamp. Benezet forced Kamara into action again with a reflex save low to the keeper’s left. Minutes later, Thomasson saw a golden chance on the volley go begging for Le Racing, after Sissoko miraculously kept the ball in play. Thuram has been a constant threat down the left for Guingamp and looks the most likely game-changer in Lille.
90' + 4' END OF 90: STRASBOURG 0-0 GUINGAMP
90' + 3' Both teams are still chasing everything for one last push to avoid extra time and, more importantly, to win the trophy!
90' + 1' Three minutes have been added on here. Extra time is nailed on...
L. Carole
L. Koné
Strasbourg
90' Kone's endured a tough ol' time up against Thuram tonight and looks a spent force. Carole replaces the defender.
88' Ajorque chases a bouncing ball among hesitant Guingamp defending, before executing an acrobatic shot towards Caillard, who was equal to it.
R. Rodelin
N. Benezet
Guingamp
86' Benezet has been a creative spark tonight for Guingamp. He's made way for Rodelin for the final few minutes of normal time.
84' Ajorque bullies Traore to get his head to Sissoko's cross first, but can't bother Caillard between the sticks.
83' Thuram launches a blistering counter on his own and Lala has to get in the way to stop him travelling further. The Guingamp man just breezed past several players on the touchline.
Nuno Da Costa
L. Mothiba
Strasbourg
81' Mothiba has run his race and Da Costa will play the remaining 10 minutes, and probably beyond that.
80' Benezet's teasing cross from the right is flicked away by Martinez as Thuram prepares to tuck it away at the back post.
78' Thuram loses his footing as he goes to make contact with a cutback from the right wing. 
77' This has been a far more open game in the last 10 minutes. Counter-attack after counter-attack...
75' N'Dong whips the ball into the front post for Mendy, in the thick of it again, but he can't direct the pass towards goal.
74' Mendy chases a nothing pass around the back of Strasbourg's defence and gets there ahead of Kone. The substitute's left-footed effort is wild and always going wide.
73' Thomasson lets fly from all of 30 yards on his right foot but it was a comfortable save for Caillard.
72' Referee Benoit Millot had awarded three bookings in three Coupe de la Ligue matches this season before tonight. He's shown three already here...
N. Benezet
Yellow Card
Guingamp
70' Benezet goes into the book now for dragging down Mothiba. The South African had acres of space to run into on the break.
I. Sissoko
Yellow Card
Strasbourg
69' The referee tries to play an advantage after Sissoko chases back to foul Thuram, who had beaten three with equal parts of skill, luck and power.
A. Mendy
N. Roux
Guingamp
67' And Roux will play no further part. Mendy jogs on as his replacement and straight into the centre-forward position.
65' Roux's left eye is very swollen following an earlier collision in the Strasbourg box.
64' Ajorque steps up and tries to curl the ball around the wall with his fearsome left foot. There wasn't quite enough bend on the shot to really trouble Caillard, though.
63' Traore handles the ball just outside the area after miscontrolling. Strasbourg have a promising free-kick.
61' Benezet goes for a cross-shot, hoping a player from either team can make the decisive touch with Kamara stranded. He gets no such luck and Strasbourg manage to clear it.
60' Down the other end, Sissoko concedes a silly free-kick by fouling Roux on the left.
59' Huge chance for Strasbourg! Sissoko somehow keeps the ball in play with a hooked cross for Thomasson, who was arriving at some speed but can't volley the ball into the net from close range. 
58' Strasbourg don't trouble their opponents from the ensuing set-piece but are enjoying their best spell of this second half.
57' Lala marauds forward with purpose down the right before offloading to Mothiba. The South African's cross is deflected behind for a corner.
55' Kamara saves from Benezet at the near post! A wicked low shot is expertly palmed away by the young Strasbourg shot-stopper.
54' Prcic leaves Roux rubbing the pain out of his leg after a late chalenge.
53' Thuram then heads away one more delivery from Rebocho for a Strasbourg goal kick.
52' Rebocho tries another one of his special long throws but Strasbourg deal with it this time.
50' Kone attempts to bring the ball out of defence with no passes on. Roux brings him down just as the defender was about to run into trouble.
48' Thomasson slaps the ball in mid-air to find a handball call is given against him. He can't really compain about that one.
47' Rebocho's long throw is helped on by N'Dong towards Roux, who tries an audacious overhead kick, blocked behind for a corner.
46' Guingamp restart proceedings.
So there's work to be done at half-time for the finalists if they want to snatch the trophy. Strasbourg could do with hitting the target, while Guingamp will fancy their chances in wide areas following a couple of dangerous attacks in the first half. Or we could be destined for the latter's fourth penalty shootout in five Coupe de la Ligue matches.
The giant-killers' final is yet to burst into life at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Both Strasbourg and Guingamp have struggled to fashion dangerous chances in this first half. The best opportunity came from the Ligue 1 strugglers when Thuram tested Kamara with a snapshot from a tricky position after embarrassing Kone. Blas registered the game’s only other shot on target, which didn’t trouble the Strasbourg keeper whatsoever.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: STRASBOURG 0-0 GUINGAMP
45' + 1' One minute has been added on at the end of the first half.
44' Sissoko's ambition gets the better of him from range this time. A bouncing ball doesnt sit up well for the Frenchman at a tight angle, meaning his shot was always going over.
42' Lala's early cross finds Thomasson on the edge of the box. The midfielder's first touch is good enough to take him into the area, only for Guingamp to get bodies in the way as he looked to shot.
41' Martinez decides to go for goal himself from distance but slices the ball to the left of Guingamp's goal.
40' Strasbourg have actually not registered a single shot on target yet. That'll be the first point made during Laurey’s half-time team talk.
39' There's been a lack of serious opportunities in this first half and Guingamp are looking to put the pressure on to change that.
37' Blas tries to take on two Strasbourg defenders on the right flank with N'Dong for support, but runs out of room after a few quick stepovers and feints.
35' The referee then stops play after Ajorque tries to clamber his way back in front of the defending Traore.
34' Traore and Thomasson have a little battle down the left wing during a Strasbourg attack. The latter asks for a corner and receives a shove from his opponent as a result.
32' Thuram chases a hopeful ball over the top, engaging in a foot race with two Strasbourg defenders, but can't keep the move alive.
30' Phiri passes the ball straight out of play under no real pressure from any Strasbourg players. The South African isn't having the neatest first half in Lille...
28' Blas works his way into a central position from the left before rolling a tame effort into Kamara's gloves.
27' Benezet promptly blazes his attempt into the stands.
26' Kone leads with his arm as he competes with Benezet in the air to give away a free-kick.
L. Phiri
Yellow Card
Guingamp
24' Phiri earns the game's first yellow card with a cynical swipe on Martinez, who was travelling at some pace.
22' Prcic whips in another dangerous corner towards Mitrovic, but the towering defender is adjudged to have fouled Kerbrat before heading the ball.
21' N'Dong commits his second foul of the game, this time barging into Thomasson.
19' Strasbourg enjoy an extended spell of pressure around the Guingamp box, including a corner and a couple of deep throw-ins. The white shirts stand firm for now.
18' Thuram is Guingamp's top scorer this season with 11 goals in all competitions, including two in the Coupe de La Ligue. Could he be the difference-maker tonight?
16' Thuram produces the best moment of the game so far! The exciting forward turns Kone inside out several times on the byline before forcing a reaction save from Kamara.
15' Prcic drives forward into space and releases the ball to Caci, who sees an attempted cross blocked away out of danger.
13' Guingamp try to work a couple of attacks down the left but successive crosses from Thuram and Rebocho miss their mark.
12' Strasbourg have dominated the early stages here with 63 per cent of the ball.
10' Kone lashes a hopeful shot from distance which lands at the feet of Mothiba. The forward then holds the ball up before teeing up Prcic, whose effort has all the power but sails over the bar.
9' The game is being played at a frantic pace but neither side have fashioned a clear-cut chance yet.
7' Caci pings a low pass from right to left, out of defence, and narrowly misses a team-mate running down the wing. That ball managed to completely beat five or six players.
6' Benezet pulls off an inviting, curling cross to the back post but none of his team-mates chose to gamble. All it needed was a little touch.
5' Soon after Guingamp fail to make use of the set-piece, Martinez is penalised for jumping into the back of Roux. 
4' Guingamp have their first corner now after Kone blocks Thuram's cross.
3' The delivery is good but evades most of the Strasbourg attackers who had drifted to the near post.
2' N’Dong fouls Ajorque in Strasbourg’s half after a quick turn from the big striker. The team in blue then win their first corner of the match.
1' After Djorkaeff and Drogba's ceremonial kick-off, Strasbourg get us properly underway!
The legendary Arsene Wenger is one of Strasbourg's most famous sons, and he had the honour of presenting the trophy to the the fans earlier on. Youri Djorkaeff and Didier Drogba are also part of the Lille festivities. The duo played for Strasbourg and Guingamp respectively in the early stages of their careers.
Lauren opts for just one change from the side that started Strasbourg’s semi-final, as Prcic comes in for Fofana. Meanwhile, Guingamp have switched it up a bit more with four alterations, the most notable being the selection of Roux, who came off the bench against Monaco. There’s also a South African edge with Bafana Bafana internationals on each side in Mothiba and Phiri. Kick off is just minutes away...
GUINGAMP SUBS: Karl-Johan Johnsson, Papy Djilobodji, Felix Eboa Eboa, Mehdi Merghem, Etienne Didot, Alexandre Mendy, Ronny Rodelin.
GUINGAMP (4-3-3): Marc-Aurele Caillard; Cheick Traore, Jeremy Sorbon, Christophe Kerbrat, Pedro Rebocho; Ludovic Blas, Lebogang Phiri, Didier N’Dong; Nicolas Benezet, Nolan Roux, Marcus Thuram.
STRASBOURG SUBS: Matz Sels, Lionel Carole, Dimitri Lienard, Anthony Goncalves, Youssouf Fofana, Kevin Zohi, Nuno da Costa.
STRASBOURG (5-3-2): Bingourou Kamara; Kenny Lala, Lamine Kone, Stefan Mitrovic, Pablo Martinez, Anthony Caci; Ibrahima Sissoko, Sanjin Prcic, Adrien Thomasson; Lebo Mothiba, Ludovic Ajorque.
Opponents Guingamp may be facing relegation from Ligue 1 but enjoyed the biggest scalp of them all this term by dumping out Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight, as well as seeing off Monaco to secure a ticket to the final. An estimated 15,000 Guingamp fans have come along to support their side in what will surely be a game of fine margins after two weeks off club duty. The prize of Europa League football offers an extra bit of motivation.
Strasbourg have won all three of their final appearances in the competition, including the inaugural showpiece back in 1964. Over half-a-century later, Le Racing have put together a mighty cup run by beating three of Ligue 1’s top four. Lyon, Marseille and Lille have all fallen to Thierry Laurey’s side, but they haven’t won on league duty since beating Bordeaux in the semis two months ago. It’s easy to forget that the favourites were playing in the fifth tier as recently as 2011.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Coupe de la Ligue final between Strasbourg and Guingamp at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
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