The SCO of Angers and FC Nantes face each other this Wednesday in the eighth of the Coupe de France (6:15 p.m.). Here is all the essential information about this match.
Before a marathon that will take them to Turin to challenge the great Juventus, the Canaries of FC Nantes have a duty to hold their rank in this Coupe de France. Because they are the title holders. This Wednesday, in Angers, facing a neighbor in agony in Ligue 1, Antoine Kombouaré expects a tough fight.
“It’s a match where there is a qualification at stake, which is played over ninety minutes, plus. But we know it will be very complicated, warned the FC Nantes coach. Even if Angers have a foothold in Ligue 2, I heard their coach’s speech after Lorient (0-0, J22, L1). They stopped the bleeding and this match gave them confidence, benchmarks. They left to play finals in L1, plus knockout matches in the Coupe de France. It is a competition on which they want to please the supporters. It is also a derby and they are not going to give us a gift. »
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More generally, the FC Nantes coach measures the scope of success in the oldest competition, but there is no question of drawing plans on the comet. “Today, there are only two trophies at stake in a season. So we also have Europe but from there to win this competition (laughs). In France, there are also more and more large cars and apart from when they meet each other, the draws are very complicated. Really, the feat we achieved last year is enormous. Because to win this trophy with the teams that there are today… It will be more and more difficult. There, in Angers, we will try to qualify, regardless of how to continue the adventure. The France’s stadium ? We don’t even think about it today. It is much, much too far. The message got through.
The probable compositions
Angers : Bernardoni – Sabanovic, Camara, Blazic, Ghoulam – Capelle (c), Mendy, Bentaleb, Abdelli – Sima, Niane.
Nantes: Lafont (c) – Centonze, Castelletto, Joao Victor, Traoré – Chirivella, Girotto – Ganago, Mollet, Blas – Delort.
Where to watch the game ?
This round of 16 of the Coupe de France between Angers and Nantes will be broadcast this Wednesday on beIN SPORT 4, from 6:15 p.m. It will also be possible to watch it on the group’s streaming platform, beIN Connect.