At the rendezvous of the 1/8 finals of the Coupe de France there will be a club from Strasbourg, but not the one that was expected: while Racing was eliminated on Friday against Angers, it is Olympique Strasbourg Koenigshoffen 06 Football Club, resident of Regional 1, who took the torch. Alsatian club Tom Thumb from the tournament, which plays in the 6th division, accomplished the feat of eliminating Ligue 1 club Clermont this Saturday after playing level-headed throughout the match and better controlling the shoot-out (0-0, 4 -3 tab.).
The qualification was cheered by the FCOSK06 crowd, who filled the field after the final whistle and then set off fireworks over the stadium. The game was at the height of the match of their heroes: in the first half it was they who got the biggest chances, especially in the first quarter of an hour, forcing Uparin Joko to work. If then, upon returning from the dressing room, the balance of power was reversed, then the Strasbourg valiantly proved themselves in defense, withstanding the siege of Clermont until the referee’s release whistle.
On penalties, outsiders again looked impressive under pressure. If a failure by Jim Allevin, who hit the crossbar on Clermont’s second attempt, allowed them to take the lead very early, there was still more to be done after a 2-2 failure by Wasim Tirme who equalized. commands. The difference then was made on the fifth shooter: while Khabib Diallo was shooting, Samuel Kebambu did not flinch on the move, giving the victory to his team (4-3).
This is the second fairy tale that Olympique Strasbourg has experienced in the Coupe de France in a very short time: in the 2018-2019 season, the club, which then played in the Regional 2 (seventh division), released the Epinal (National 2). and became the little finger of the competition. The adventure then ended against Saint-Étienne (0–6) in the 32nd final. FCOSK06 has already performed better this year as he just punched his ticket to 16th place and can still dream of it. He will know the next opponent after the draw on Monday (20:00).