Four-time Ligue 1 winner Jeremy Berthod has announced his retirement from football at the age of 30.
The former Lyon and Monaco left-back won the French championship four times with Les Gones between 2004 and 2007, and he recently completed a second season with Norwegian club Sarpsborg.
But with his 31st birthday a week away, he has called time on his playing career.
Writing on his official Facebook page, he said: "Today my body and my mind no longer possess the required motivation to allow me to...
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The home side took a 15th-minute lead through Frederic Sammaritano but were then forced to dig deep after losing Jamel Ait-Ben-Idir to a red card in the 72nd minute of the semifinal.
Guingamp, cup winners in 2009 and 2014, could not make their numerical advantage count though, and Auxerre will now have a chance to lift the trophy for the fifth time...
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Guingamp took the lead after just three minutes when Christophe Mandanne lashed in from six yards following a badly cleared corner, but Christophe Gourmelon levelled with a mis-hit effort that looped in from 12 yards.
The underdogs gave Guingamp a serious scare in the second half at Lorient's Stade Yves Allainmat, but just as extra time beckoned,...
Lynel Kitambala scored in injury time at the end of extra time to see Auxerre past Ligue 2 rivals Dijon and into the last 16 of the Coupe de France.
With the game locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes, the teams went to extra time and appeared set for a penalty shootout until the striker's late intervention.
Auxerre had led 2-0, Jamel Ait Ben Idir scoring in the first half and Paul Ntep adding a second in the 64th minute.
Fabrice Berenguer quickly responded and Julio Tavares forced an extra period,...