Moses Simon star as FC Nantes beat Nice to lift Coupe de France

FC Nantes defeated Nice with a 1-0 victory at Stade de France to lift their fourth Coupe de France trophy, giving Moses Simon his first trophy in France.

Moses Simon star as FC Nantes beat Nice to lift Coupe de France

The Nigerian international was instrumental in Nantes’ victory over Nice in the Coupe de France this season.

The Super Eagles’ star, who contributed his 73 minutes on the field, made three crucial passes, five crosses, and one miss.

Nice had the game’s first opportunity in the first half, but it was Nantes who came the closest to scoring, but Marcin Bulka, the Nice goalkeeper, denied them twice.

After a goalless first half, fans did not have to wait too long as Ludovic Blas’ penalty after a handball incident in the area gave Nantes the lead in the 47th minute.

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Blas’ penalty was Nantes‘ only shot on target even as Nice sought to claw their way back into the game but Alban Lafont’s superb performance in front of goal was Nantes saving grace.

In the 73rd minute, Nantes head coach – Antoine Kombouare replaced the 26-year-old Nigerian winger with Osman Bukari.

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Despite the bombardment from Nice in the last minutes, Nantes held on for the crucial victory.

The win ensures that Nantes will compete in Europe next season, regardless of where they finish in Ligue 1.

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