2008 Coupe de la Ligue Final

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The Coupe de la Ligue Final 2008 was a football match that was held at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on March 29, 2008. It was contested between Paris Saint-Germain and RC Lens. It was PSG's 4th appearance in the final. They won the inaugural cup in 1995, won again in 1998, and lost to FC Gueugnon in the 2000 final. It was Lens's 2nd appearance in the final. They won the cup in their only appearance back in 1999.

After an opening goal from Pauleta, Lens secured an equalising goal just after halftime from Éric Carrière. With extra time looming, PSG striker Péguy Luyindula was hauled down by Hilton in the penalty area, which resulted in the referee pointing to the spot. Bernard Mendy would convert giving PSG their 3rd Coupe de la Ligue title and also giving them a spot in the UEFA Cup.

Lens mayor Guy Delcourt wanted the match to be replayed after a PSG fan unfurled a comical banner midway through the game.[1] The match was not replayed, but PSG were fined and penalized. One of the penalties being that they would be unable to participate in next's year League Cup, however this was later overturned on appeal.[2][3]

Match details[edit]

PSG2 – 1RC Lens
Pauleta Goal 19'
Mendy Goal 90+3'
Report Carrière Goal 51'
Attendance: 78,741
RC Lens
GK 1 France Mickaël Landreau
RB 2 Brazil Ceará
CB 3 France Mamadou Sakho
CB 15 France Zoumana Camara
LB 22 France Sylvain Armand
RM 20 France Clément Chantôme Yellow card 55' Substituted off 64'
CM 24 France Grégory Bourillon
CM 23 France Jérémy Clément
LM 25 France Jérôme Rothen
FW 9 Portugal Pauleta (c) Substituted off 66'
FW 11 Ivory Coast Amara Diané
GK 16 France Jérôme Alonzo
DF 5 France Bernard Mendy Substituted in 64'
DF 12 Democratic Republic of the Congo Larrys Mabiala
MF 10 Brazil Souza
FW 7 France Péguy Luyindula Substituted in 66'
FW 14 France David N'Gog
FW 18 France Loris Arnaud
France Paul Le Guen
RC Lens:
GK 16 France Ronan Le Crom
RB 15 France Fabien Laurenti Yellow card 36'
CB 4 France Adama Coulibaly
CB 3 Brazil Hilton (c) Yellow card 90+3'
LB 11 Algeria Nadir Belhadj
AM 10 France Éric Carrière
DM 23 Serbia Nenad Kovačević
DM 6 Senegal Kader Mangane
AM 14 France Kévin Monnet-Paquet Substituted off 68'
FW 8 France Toifilou Maoulida Substituted off 84'
FW 9 France Loïc Rémy Substituted off 13'
GK 1 Croatia Vedran Runje
DF 2 Portugal Marco Ramos
DF 26 France Yohan Demont Substituted in 84'
MF 28 France Julien Sablé
MF 18 France Olivier Monterrubio Substituted in 13'
MF 21 Mali Sidi Yaya Keita
FW 27 Ivory Coast Aruna Dindane Substituted in 68'
France Jean-Pierre Papin


  • Assistant referees:
    • Vincent Texier
    • Stéphane Duhamel
  • Fourth official: Olivier Thual



  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes extra-time (15 minute intervals)
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level after extra time.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

Road to the Final[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain

Round of 16[4] FC Lorient 0–3 PSG
First Knockout Round PSG 2–0 Montpellier HSC
Quarter-final PSG 4–0 Valenciennes FC
Semi-final PSG 3–2 AJ Auxerre

RC Lens

Round of 16[4] RC Lens 1–0 Lille OSC
First Knockout Round AS Monaco 1–2 RC Lens
Quarter-final RC Lens 3–0 AS Nancy
Semi-final Le Mans Union Club 72 4–5 RC Lens


  1. ^ Lens rage after PSG fans banner insult - Soccernet
  2. ^ PSG Hearing set Archived 2008-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-06-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) PSG banned from 2008/09 Coupe de la Ligue
  4. ^ a b Clubs in Ligue 1 receive a bye to the Round of 16

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