PGS Raih Juara Piala Prancis Berkat Gol Bunuh Diri Issa Cissokho

Late Issa Cissokho Own Goal Gifts PSG 11th French Cup Title

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


PGS Raih Juara Piala Prancis Berkat Gol Bunuh Diri  Issa CissokhoFoto2: MailOnline

MENGAKHIRI musim dengan kegagalan menciptakan dua gol penting, pantaslah Paris Saint-Germain meraih gelar juara Piala Prancis berkat gol bunuh diri pada injury time.

PSG, yang melepaskan gelar liga mereka untuk Monaco dan tersingkir dari Liga Champions di babak 16 besar, mengakhiri musim tanpa greget dengan perjuangan berat untuk memenangkan piala tersebut dengan kemenangan 1-0 atas Angers pada Sabtu.

PSG mendominasi pertandingan namun harus membutuhkan gol bunuh diri dari bek kanan Angers Issa Cissokho untuk meraih juara di Stade de France.

PSG merebut Piala Prancis ke-11, yang ketiga berturut-turut, melampaui Marseille sebagai klub dengan peraih gelar juara terbanyak.

Pada laga final ke-100 memasuki waktu tambahan, Cissokho tampak dihadang oleh Blaise Matuidi dekat tiang gawang dan menceploskan bola ke gawangnya sendiri dengan bagian belakang kepalanya dari hasil tendangan sudut Angel Di Maria.

PSG mengakhiri musim dengan dua trofi, setelah memenangkan Piala Liga di musim perdana bagi pelatih Unai Emery.

"Kami belajar dari segalanya, dan kami akan belajar dari musim yang agak sulit," kata bek PSG Serge Aurier.

Di tengah rumor di pers Prancis ia bisa diganti selama musim panas, Emery mengatakan ia berniat untuk memenuhi tahun terakhir kontraknya.

"Saya senang di PSG. Tim ini terus berkembang," kata Emery.

Klub Angers, yang bermain di final pertama mereka dalam 60 tahun, gagal dalam upaya mereka memenangkan piala juara untuk pertama kalinya.

Dengan kepastian PSG lolos ke Liga Champions musim depan, sisa slot Liga Europa diraih Bordeaux, yang berada di urutan keenam di liga Prancis.

PSG memonopoli bola sejak awal namun kiper Angers Alexandre Letellier memastikan timnya mampu bertahan menghadapi serangan dari tim lawan seperti dilansir MailOnline.

WRAPPING up a season during which they failed to achieve their two major goals, it was fitting that Paris Saint-Germain won the French Cup thanks to an own goal in added time.

PSG, who relinquished their league title to Monaco and was eliminated from the Champions League in the last 16, ended a mediocre campaign on a high note by winning the cup with a scrappy 1-0 win over Angers on Saturday.

PSG dominated but needed an own goal from Angers right back Issa Cissokho to prevail at the Stade de France.

PSG claimed an 11th French Cup, their third in a row, to surpass Marseille as the club with the most cups.

As the 100th final entered added time, Cissokho looked hampered by Blaise Matuidi's pressing at the near post and headed the ball into his own net with the back of his head from a corner hit by Angel Di Maria.

PSG finished the season with two trophies, having already won the League Cup in coach Unai Emery's first season in charge.

'We learned from everything, and we will learn from that season which was a bit difficult,' PSG defender Serge Aurier said.

Amid rumors in the French press he could be replaced during the summer, Emery said he intends to fulfil the final year on his contract.

'I am happy here. This team can grow,' Emery said.

Angers, who played in their first final in 60 years, failed in their bid to win a first major trophy.

With PSG already qualified for next season's Champions League, the remaining Europa League slot went to Bordeaux, who finished sixth in the French league.

PSG monopolised the ball from the start but Angers goalkeeper Alexandre Letellier ensured his side stayed in the contest with decisive saves.

Letellier pushed away a dangerous cross from Serge Aurier, then saved a flick from Matuidi from close range, and stopped a header from Edinson Cavani. After Di Maria set up Cavani with a through ball in the back of the defense, Letellier dived to block the striker's shot.