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Retro OL-PSG 2007-08 (CDF) : A historic coronation and the farewell to a legend

Published on 03 March 2020 at 11:00 AM
Rétro OL-PSG 2007-08 (CDF) : Un sacre historique et les adieux d’un monument
OL host PSG in the semi-final of the Coupe de France. It's an ideal opportunity to return to the final won in 2008 in the same competition which came as part of the first double in the history of the club.

"Yes, I'm leaving. My way of thanking all the supporters would be to win the Cup by being invincible ”. A few hours before playing the final, Grégory Coupet said of what the people of Lyon were not ready to hear. The club legend that had occupied the OL goal for 11 glorious years announced that he is leaving the club with a very full trophy cabinet. With seven titles as champion of France, six Trophées de Champions and a Coupe de la Ligue, the player who has put on the gloves most times in the history of OL with his 519 matches was once again full of miracles on his farewell.

 

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On May 23, 2008, the evening of the Coupe de France final came in a crucial week where  Lyon could lose everything. And they won everything. Already six times consecutively champion of France  row, Juninho's teammates would grab their seventh title a few days before the match at the Stade de France to write a new chapter in the story of the club, winning  the first double in history and the first since among 1996 all clubs combined.



To reach the goal that had eluded them for many years despite their national supremacy, nothing was easy when faced with a strong-willed PSG. It was not until the 102nd minute of an tense overtime that Sidney Govou filled the Parisian net to score the only goal in the final and joined his friend Grégory Coupet as one of the heroes on this crazy evening. The latter, author of several big saves on his line, could leave with a heavy heart but a calm mind after having won the only national title that was missing from his record and giving the double to the club with whom he had experienced everything. The perfect end of a perfect story.

 

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