2012 Coupe de la Ligue Final

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2012 Coupe de la Ligue Final
2012 Coupe de la Ligue Final.jpg
Event 2011–12 Coupe de la Ligue
a.e.t
Date 14 April 2012
Venue Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Man of the Match Nicolas N'Koulou[1]
Referee Stéphane Lannoy (Nord-Pas-de-Calais)
Attendance 80,000
Weather 9 °C (48 °F), Partly Cloudy
2011
2013

The 2012 Coupe de la Ligue Final was the 18th final of France's football league cup competition, the Coupe de la Ligue, a football competition for the 42 teams that the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) manages. The final took place on 14 April 2012 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis and was contested between Lyon and Marseille.[2][3] The latter club entered the match as the two-time defending champions of the competition and sought to become the first club in French football history to win the competition three consecutive years after previously becoming the first club to win the competition in back-to-back seasons.[3] Lyon made its first finals appearance since the 2008 Coupe de France Final and played at the Stade de France for the first time in nearly three years. The final was broadcast live on public network broadcaster France Télévisions.[4]

Marseille captured its third straight league cup title after defeating Lyon 1–0 after an extra time goal from Brandão.[5][6] The Man of the Match award was given to Cameroonian international Nicolas N'Koulou. Marseille is guaranteed a UEFA Europa League place for the 2012–13 season. The club's appearance is dependent on whether it qualifies for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League.

News[edit]

Team backgrounds[edit]

Lyon appeared in its fourth final of the Coupe de la Ligue. The Rhône-Alpes-based club won its only league cup title in 2001 defeating AS Monaco 2–1 after extra time.[7] In Lyon's other two finals appearances, the club finished runner-up to Metz and Bordeaux in 1996 and 2007, respectively.[8][9] Lyon made its first finals appearance since the 2008 Coupe de France Final when the club beat Paris Saint-Germain 1–0.[10] The club also played at the Stade de France for the first time in nearly three years. The last time Lyon played at the country's national stadium was in a domestic league match against Lille. Lyon lost the match 2–0.[11]

Marseille made its third appearance in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue. The club was the competition's defending champions having defeated Montpellier 1–0 in last year's final.[12] As a result, Marseille became the first club in the French football history to win the competition in consecutive seasons; the club defeated Bordeaux 3–1 in 2010.[3] Les Phocéens attempted to become the first club to win the Coupe de la Ligue in three consecutive years.[3]

Ticketing[edit]

The Coupe de la Ligue final has been played every year at the Stade de France since 1998, following the stadium's completion. The stadium has a capacity of 81,338 spectators. Each club that will participate in the final will receive the same quota of tickets, which are distributed to season ticket holders and through each club's ticket sales at a later date. Tickets went on sale to the general public on 28 March 2012, three weeks before the final, and were immediately sold out.[13]

Officials[edit]

On 5 April, the LFP announced that the Direction Nationale de l’Arbitrage (DNA) (English: National Directorate of Arbitration) had confirmed referee Stéphane Lannoy of Nord-Pas-de-Calais would officiate the 2012 Coupe de la Ligue final. Lannoy, a Fédéral F1 referee, the highest designation given to a referee in France, has officiated matches at the 2008 Summer Olympics, in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup and qualifiers for the UEFA Euro 2008, UEFA Euro 2012, and 2010 FIFA World Cup.[14] He has presided over five matches involving either of the two teams this season; three matches for Lyon and two for Marseille. Lyon lost two of the three matches, while Marseille won both of its ties that Lannoy officiated. Lannoy refereed his second league cup final, his first being in 2010, and was assisted by Eric Dansault of Centre and Frédéric Cano of Centre-Ouest. Lionel Jaffredo of Brittany will serve as the fourth official.[15]

Time change[edit]

On 30 March 2012, the Ligue de Football Professionnel confirmed that the kick-off of the 2012 Coupe de la Ligue final would be moved from its originally scheduled time of 20:45 to 21:00. The decision was made by the LFP as a result of television channel France 2's, which aired the final, obligations towards the upcoming 2012 French presidential election.[16]

Match[edit]

Pre-match[edit]

The opening kick-off was done by former players Sonny Anderson and Abedi Pele.[17] Both players have starred for Lyon and Marseille during their careers, however, each is known primarily for their stints with each club; Anderson with Lyon and Pele with Marseille. With Les Gones, Anderson won two league titles in 2001 and 2002 and also captured the 2000–01 Coupe de la Ligue title. Pele is a member of the FIFA 100 and won two league titles in the early 90s with Marseille. In 1993, he helped the club win the UEFA Champions League. In his five-year stint with Marseille, Pele won the African Footballer of the Year award three times.

Details[edit]

14 April 2012
21:00 CEST
Lyon 0 – 1 Marseille
Report Brandão Goal 105'
Lyon
Marseille
LYON:
GK 1 France Hugo Lloris
RB 13 France Anthony Réveillère
CB 5 Croatia Dejan Lovren Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 55', 120'
CB 23 France Samuel Umtiti
LB 14 France Mouhamadou Dabo Substituted off 118'
CM 21 France Maxime Gonalons
CM 6 Sweden Kim Källström Substituted off 106'
LW 11 Brazil Michel Bastos Substituted off 65'
RW 19 France Jimmy Briand Booked 25'
FW 9 Argentina Lisandro López (c)
FW 18 France Bafétimbi Gomis Booked 92'
Substitutes:
GK 30 France Rémy Vercoutre
DF 3 Brazil Cris
DF 4 Burkina Faso Bakary Koné
DF 20 France Aly Cissokho Substituted in 118'
MF 7 France Clément Grenier Substituted in 65'
MF 15 France Gueïda Fofana
FW 17 France Alexandre Lacazette Booked 120' Substituted in 106'
Manager:
France Rémi Garde
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MARSEILLE:
GK 30 France Steve Mandanda (c)
RB 2 Spain César Azpilicueta
CB 24 France Rod Fanni
CB 17 Cameroon Stéphane Mbia Booked 50'
LB 3 Cameroon Nicolas N'Koulou Booked 120'
DM 4 France Alou Diarra Booked 15' Substituted off 82'
CM 7 France Benoît Cheyrou
CM 18 France Morgan Amalfitano
RW 28 France Mathieu Valbuena Substituted off 118'
LW 20 Ghana André Ayew
FW 11 France Loïc Rémy Booked 93' Substituted off 98'
Substitutes:
GK 1 France Gennaro Bracigliano
DF 13 Mali Djimi Traoré
DF 15 France Jérémy Morel Substituted in 118'
MF 12 Burkina Faso Charles Kaboré Substituted in 82'
FW 9 Brazil Brandão Substituted in 98'
FW 10 France André-Pierre Gignac
FW 23 Ghana Jordan Ayew
Manager:
France Didier Deschamps

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
  • Fourth official: Lionel Jaffredo (Brittany)
  • Chief Delegate: Jacques Fioré
  • Assistant delegates:
    • Georges Ceccaldi
    • Jean-Claude Désiré

MAN OF THE MATCH

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Road to the final[edit]

Lyon Round Marseille
Opponent H/A Result 2011–12 Coupe de la Ligue Opponent H/A Result
Saint-Étienne A 2–1 Round of 16[18] Lens H 4–0
Lille H 2–1 Quarterfinals Caen A 3–0
Lorient A 4–2 (a.e.t.) Semi-finals Nice H 2–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicolas Nkoulou, joueur ICM du match" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "L’OL en finale!" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "OM, la passe de trois" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Le programme TV des demi-finales" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brandao the hero". ESPN Soccernet. 14 April 2012. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brandao secures Coupe de la Ligue for record-breaking OM". Goal.com. 14 April 2012. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Monaco v. Lyon Coupe de la Ligue Final Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 5 May 2001. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Metz v. Lyon Coupe de la Ligue Final Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 6 April 1996. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lyon v. Bordeaux Coupe de la Ligue Final Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 31 March 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Lyon v. Paris Saint-Germain Coupe de France Final Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Lille v. Lyon Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Marseille v. Montpellier Coupe de la Ligue Final Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "La finale à guichets fermés!" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Stéphane Lannoy World Referee Profile". World Referee. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Stéphane Lannoy pour la finale" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "La finale décalée à 21h00" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Sonny Anderson et Abedi Pelé au coup d’envoi" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  18. ^ Clubs competing in UEFA competitions receive a bye to the Round of 16

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