Baby’s AS Cannes stun Montpellier in French Cup

AMAVUBI STARS’ forward Elias ‘Baby’ Uzamukunda was part of the French amateur club AS Cannes which stunned Ligue 1 Montpellier 1-0 in the French Cup last 16 on Tuesday.
Uzamukunda played the last 30 minutes in AS Cannes' win. Net photo.
Uzamukunda played the last 30 minutes in AS Cannes' win. Net photo.

AMAVUBI STARS’ forward Elias ‘Baby’ Uzamukunda was part of the French amateur club AS Cannes which stunned Ligue 1 Montpellier 1-0 in the French Cup last 16 on Tuesday.

Striker Belkacem Zobiri scored the only goal of the game as he shot past goalkeeper Laurent Pionnier from just inside the box to help the fourth-division side complete a second victory over a top-flight club, having already eliminated St Etienne on penalties in a previous round.

Uzamukunda, who made his debut for Cannes in 2010, came on as a substitute for the last half an hour. Montpellier had beaten Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain in the last 32.

Montpellier, were awarded a penalty 12 minutes into extra time but Mbaye Niang, on loan from AC Milan, hit the post.

Cannes, a former Ligue 1 club where France greats Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira made their professional debuts, had not reached the French Cup quarter-finals since 1992.

There was almost another upset, with Lille forced to come from 2-0 down to beat Caen on penalties.

 

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