Marseille to meet Sochaux in French Cup final

19th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

MARSEILLE, France, April 18, 2007 (AFP) - Marseille set up a clash with Sochaux in next month's French Cup final with a 3-0 win over Nantes in their semi-final tie here on Wednesday.

MARSEILLE, France, April 18, 2007 (AFP) - Marseille set up a clash with Sochaux in next month's French Cup final with a 3-0 win over Nantes in their semi-final tie here on Wednesday.

French international Franck Ribery set the hosts on their way to their second consecutive Cup final after 28 minutes only to limp off the pitch at half time with a thigh problem.

Toifilou Maoulida doubled their account on 55 minutes with striker Djibril Cisse coming on as a late substitute and finding the net 14 minutes from time.

Marseille will be looking for their first title since 1993 on May 12 in Stade de France, and their 11th crown in a competition where they hold the record.

It will be their 18th appearance in the final. Last year they lost 2-1 to Paris Saint Germain.

Sochaux, competing in their fifth Cup final, will be bidding to win their first title in the event since 1937.

They booked their spot on Tuesday when two extra-time goals from Sochaux's Sebastien Grax and Jerome Leroy ended the dream run of fourth division Montceau.


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Subject: French news

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