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Bordeaux Triumph In Cup Final

Bordeaux lifted the Coupe de France after beating Evian 3-2 in a thrilling final on Friday night.

Bordeaux dominated the opening 45 minutes and took the lead through Cheick Diabate. The striker then saw a penalty saved after the break before Yannick Sagbo equalised.

Henri Saivet restored the advantage for Bordeaux moments later but again Evian would equalise, this time through Brice Dja Djedje. Bordeaux refused to let the game go the distance though and Diabate snatched the winning goal with three minutes to go.

After a solid start to the game from Bordeaux, their efforts would be rewarded when Diabate latched onto a long ball, rounded the goalkeeper and fired home.

The striker should have made it 2-0 just after the interval when he earned a penalty but he was denied by Bertrand Laquait.

That miss would be punished when Sagbo latched onto a cross from Daniel Wass for a simple finish in the 51st minute.

Bordeaux took just two minutes to respond though as Saivet coverted a free-kick which had been flicked on by Gregory Sertic.

Evian had to survive waves of attack as Bordeaux tried to kill off the game but Dja Djedje would make things tense when he finished from close range in the 70th minute.

The game looked destined to go into extra-time as neither side was able to edge ahead but a dramatic late goal from Diabate handed Bordeaux the trophy.

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