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League Cup: Guingamp-Monaco and Strasbourg-Bordeaux in the semi-finals

Guingamp, defender of five-time defending PSG, will receive Monaco in the semi-finals of the League Cup. Bordeaux will go to Strasbourg, according to the draw held Thursday night.

The meetings will take place on January 29th and 30th , two months before the final, scheduled for March 30, at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq.

Who to succeed the Parisian ogre, overwhelmed Wednesday to the surprise by the Bretons in the quarter-finals (2-1)? This year, the picture is more homogeneous than ever.

Of the last four contenders, Bordeaux has the best record in the competition, with three titles (2002, 2007, 2009), but remains on two semifinals lost, in 2016 and 2017.

The most beautiful dynamic is on the side of the Strasbourg, 7th of the championship, who reached the last square by the most difficult slope: against Lille (2-0) in 16th, then to Marseille (1-1, 4-2 tab) and Lyon (2-1).

“It would be stupid to stop in the semifinals,” said Alsatian coach Thierry Laurey Tuesday after the feat at Parc OL.


A first trophy for Henry?

Chance of the calendar, Strasbourg will receive again the Girondins the weekend following their confrontation in Cup of the League, but in Ligue 1 this time.

In the last two places of the L1, Monaco and Guingamp are betting on the Cup to raise their season until then very bland. This is also the opportunity for Thierry Henry to win a first trophy in his young coaching career.

Their only face-to-face was won by the Bretons, 2-0, in the Principality on December 22nd.

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