Bordeaux stunned by Pau in French Cup

January 18, 2020

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PAU: FC Pau’s Mamadou Lamine Gueye (L) shoots to score the extra-time winner during the Coupe de France match against Girondins de Bordeaux at the Stade du Hameau.
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PAU: FC Pau’s Mamadou Lamine Gueye (L) shoots to score the extra-time winner during the Coupe de France match against Girondins de Bordeaux at the Stade du Hameau. —AFP

PARIS: French third division side Pau pulled off a remarkable 3-2 win after extra-time over top-flight Girondins de Bordeaux on Thursday to reach the last 16 of the Coupe de France.

Senegalese winger Mamadou Lamine Gueye struck the decisive goal in the 117th minute, giving Pau the lead for the third time in the game.

Pau broke the deadlock midway through the first half through Moustapha Name while Yankuba Jarju restored their advantage right before halftime after an equaliser by Bordeaux’s Josh Maja.

Bordeaux striker Nicolas de Preville forced the extra period with a goal in the 82nd minute but Pau, who are fourth in France’s Championnat National, outlasted the Ligue 1 side to pull off the latest in a long line of upsets in the competition.

Published in Dawn, January 18th, 2020