Moses Simon Nantes’ are through to the final of the Coupe De France after beating AS Monaco 4-2 on penalties at the end of a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes on Wednesday.
The last time Nantes played in the final of the Coupe De France was 22 years ago, defeating Calais by 2-1 to lift the trophy.
Simon who missed out on Nantes’ last league game against Metz away, due to some personal reasons, was the hero of the night as he converts from the spot to fire the canaries into the final of the 2021/2022 Coupe de France finals.
The visitors, Monaco, quickly settled into the game and took the early lead in the 12th minute courtesy a Guillermo Maripan header.
Eleven minutes later, Nantes’ found their way back. Kolo Muani tried to pass the ball to Moses Simon in the area but his attempt was thwarted by Djibril Sidibé who sent the ball to his own goal.
Monaco started the second half with so much enthusiasm but couldn’t break the Canaries defence. Samuel Moutoussamy scored in the 71st minute to put the home side ahead, capitalising on Sidibé’s error.
Nantes barely had time to celebrate their lead when Myron Boadu, who was introduced in the 72nd minute to replace Diop, equalized with a header.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw, with Nantes wining the game in penalty. Nantes will play OGC Nice in the final.
This is the 9th time Nantes are playing in final of the Coupe de France. They lost five (1966, 1970, 1973, 1983, 1993) and won three (1979, 1999, 2000).