GFA Rumilly Vallieres VS Le Puy Foot 43 Auvergne, a narrow win for the visitors

Posted Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:09:41 GMT        

Match Time:4/7/2021 22:45 Wednesday  (GMT+8)

French Cup --  GFA Rumilly Vallieres   VS   Le Puy Foot 43 Auvergne

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Rumilly Vallieres and Le Puy F43 Auvergne square off in the Coupe de France on Wednesday looking to earn a surprise place in the quarter-finals.


With both clubs currently plying their trade in the fourth tier of French football, four ties have already been negotiated to reach this stage of the competition.


Match preview

At the start of the season, Rumilly Vallieres and Le Puy were solely focused on trying to earn promotion from their respective divisions in the French pyramid.


However, both of the minnows now find themselves in a position where they can move into the last eight of the Coupe de France for the first time in their history.


Rumilly currently sit in 11th position in National 2, Group C, having put together a four-match winless streak in that division.


Fatsah Amghar's side have also failed to emerge victorious during 90 minutes in three of their four ties in this competition, instead relying on penalty shootouts.


While they thrashed league rivals Saint-Priest 5-1 in one of the earlier rounds, Rumilly have scored just once in three matches played since February 21.


The home side have reached the last 16 courtesy of fixtures against teams outside of Ligue 1, a route shared for the most part by Le Puy.


However, Le Puy recorded a 1-0 win over top-flight outfit Lorient in the previous round, the decisive goal being scored by youngster Lenny Joseph in the 61st minute.


The visitors have responded to relegation from the third tier last season by claiming 16 points from eight games, putting them in third spot in National 2, Group D.


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Team News

Rumilly will have to make do without Vincent Di Stefano after the defender was sent off against Annecy in the previous round.


Ousmane Diaby is in contention for a starting spot, but the remainder of the team could stay the same.


Barring any fitness issues, Le Puy boss Ronald Vieira could stick with the players who impressed against Lorient on March 6.


However, Alexy Bosetti has netted eight goals this season, putting him in line for a recall if Vieira opts to add more firepower to the team.


Rumilly Vallieres possible starting lineup:

Delaunay; Diaby, Ribeiro, Michaud, Boinali, Peuget, Cottin, Yuce, Gay, Moke, Liongo


Le Puy F43 Auvergne possible starting lineup:

Oberhauser; Camara, Perrot, Guyot, Dufau, Bouriard, Fadiaga, Taipa, Jabol, Pellegrini, Joseph


Rumilly Vallieres 1-2 Le Puy F43 Auvergne


GFA Rumilly Vallieres VS Le Puy Foot 43 Auvergne, a narrow win for the visitors