The notion of “trap” had been put into perspective the day before by the coach of FC Nantes, Antoine Kombouaré, because his players were warned of what awaited them, this Sunday, in terms of playing conditions. , there were no surprises.
A soft ground bordered by snow, an icy wind and a formation of Thaon in line with what it had shown in the previous rounds, rigorous and without complex: everything was in place for the Canaries to trip over the carpet. And the trap was narrowly avoided: Mohamed and his teammates resorted to the penalty shootout to overcome their opponent who usually plays in N3.
While they remained on eight successes in a row in this exercise, the Thaonnais failed after having achieved the feat of keeping the Nantes people in check during regulation time: Théo Gazagnes and Victor Didierjean missed their attempt while only Ignatius Ganago missed his on the Nantes side.
The dream of a new exploit after the qualifications obtained against Sochaux and Amiens in the previous rounds came to an end when there was perhaps better to do: against a Nantes team which lacked ideas and sharpness, it was the players of Romain Chouleur who got the best chance during the match, a header from Gazagnes pushed back by Descamps (56th).