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Both sides return to Ligue 1 action on Sunday. Nantes welcome Montpellier, while Monaco travel to Marseille.
Nantes will play Nice in this season's Coupe de France final after a dramatic victory over Monaco. The hosts held their nerve to prevail 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Antoine Kombouare's side are now one win away from a first trophy since donning the Ligue 1 crown in 2000-01.
NANTES WIN!!! Simon stays calm and tucks away to give the hosts a 4-2 victory in the shootout. They are through to the final!
3-2 NANTES! Monaco stay alive as Volland beats Deschamps.
3-1 NANTES! The hosts on the brink of victory as Moutoussamy coolly slots into the top corner.
OVER! Nantes remain 2-1 to the good as Tchouameni fires over from 12 yards out.
2-1 NANTES! Merlin makes no mistake as he sends Nubel the wrong way.
1-1! Disasi clinically tucks away for Monaco.
1-0 NANTES! Kolo Muani is first up for the hosts and calmly sends the goalkeeper the wrong way.
SAVED! Ben Yedder is first up, but Deschamps gets down to his left to make a brilliant save.
It's official - penalties will determine who faces Nice in this season's Coupe de France final. Nothing could separate Nantes and Monaco after 90 minutes. Here we go!
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: NANTES 1-1 MONACO
90' + 2' We are into the second of three additional minutes at the end of regulation time. Still time for one late twist...
90' Good save! Nantes push for that winner and Simon squares the ball for Corchia, whose first-time shot is brilliantly kept out by Nubel.
88' Two minutes remain at La Beaujoire-Louis-Fonteneau, where we will have a penalty shootout if neither side can find a winning goal.
E. Matazo
Y. Fofana
86' Fofana is also withdrawn for the visitors, with Eliot Matazo replacing him.
I. Jakobs
Caio Henrique
86' Monaco also turn to the bench. Ismail Jakobs replaces Henrique.
S. Corchia
D. Appiah
85' A change for Nantes with Appiah replaced by Sebastien Corchia.
84' Kolo Muani continuing to cause problems for Monaco. But following another strong run, he miscues his cross on this occasion.
82' We look set for a grandstand finish to this contest. Both sides are threatening what would be a dramatic winner.
80' Great tackle! The visitors launch a quickfire counter on this occasion and Ben Yedder is picked out. The skipper is just about to pull the trigger, but Castelletto makes up vital ground to intercept in the nick of time.
78' Almost! Monaco have their tails up and look to turn this contest on its head once more. Tchouameni seeks out Vanderson with a deep ball, but it deflects behind for a corner.
Vanderson
Assist
76' Vanderson produced a brilliant cross that Boadu headed home.
M. Boadu
Goal
76' BOADU!!! 2-2! What a response by Monaco. The visitors go straight down the other end and the substitute is completely unmarked to head home Vanderson's deep cross.
S. Moutoussamy
Goal
74' GOALLLLLLLL!!! 2-1 NANTES! The hosts complete the turnaround with 15 minutes remaining. Kolo Muani scuffs his initial shot, but the ball breaks kindly for the onrushing Moutousammy, who tucks away and the home fans go wild.
K. Volland
Gelson Martins
73' Kevin Volland also enters the action in place of Martins.
M. Boadu
S. Diop
72' Monaco make their first change with Diop making way for Myron Boadu.
72' Good strike, good save! Simon works space to shoot on the edge of the area, and unleashes a powerful left-footed attempt. But Nubel is across well to beat it away.
71' At the other end, Monaco work their way into Nantes' penalty area, but the final ball is lacking and the hosts can breathe again.
69' Kolo Muani, who has been hugely impressive today, gets a header on target, but Nubel gets down well to save.
67' We continue to search for what could be a decisive third goal heading into the final quarter of regulation time.
64' Full-back to full-back for Nantes as Appiah's deep cross goes right the way through to Merlin, who fires high and wide of the target.
62' Of course, Monaco arrived in this contest aiming to respond to their 2-1 defeat by Reims at the weekend. That reverse ended a five-game unbeaten run.
60' We are still level after an hour of the second Coupe de France semi-final. Who will prevail to play Nice on May 8? All will soon be revealed.
58' Great defending! Ben Yedder gets to the byline and lofts a delicious ball towards the far post. Vanderson is lurking for an almost certain tap-in, but Merlin is in the right place to head away.
56' There is a slight break in play following a collision between Martins and Chiravella that leaves both players winded. However, they are okay to continue.
54' Nantes look to stamp their mark on proceedings as they enjoy a lengthy spell of possession at the other end. However, they are struggling to find a way through the stubborn Monaco defence.
52' Monaco have enjoyed two-thirds of the posssesion during the early stages of this second half, but are yet to register their first shot on goal.
50' The visitors almost ended their 30-year wait for glory in this competition last season, narrowly losing out to Paris Saint-Germain. Can they go the extra step this time around?
48' Five-time Coupe de France winners, Monaco last triumphed in 1990-91, when they were under the stewardship of a certain Arsene Wenger.
46' We're off and running again in the second half.
Statistically, Monaco have been the better of the two sides so far. The visitors have enjoyed 60.3 per cent of possession, won 55.9 per cent of the duels, and registered nine shots on goal to their opponents' five.
An entertaining first half at La Beaujoire-Louis-Fonteneau, where Nantes and Monaco are locked at 1-1. Guillermo Maripan headed the visitors ahead in the 12th minute, but the hosts levelled courtesy of Djibril Sidibe's bizarre own-goal.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: NANTES 1-1 MONACO
45' + 1' WHAT A CHANCE! Kolo Muani did brilliantly to acrobatically keep alive a deep ball and divert it back across the face of goal for Blas, who cannot hit the target from inside the six-yard box.
44' Monaco have a corner, which Tchouameni attacks as the clock ticks down during the dying moments of the first half. However, the midfielder cannot keep his header down.
42' Blas has certainly led the way for Nantes in this season's Coupe de France; the skipper top-scoring with four goals during their run to the semis.
40' No, they cannot. Simon sends his initial delivery straight into the wall, before Blas blazes the follow-up high and wide of the target.
39' A good opportunity for Nantes, who are awarded a free-kick right on the edge of the Monaco penalty area. Can the hosts make the most of this?
37' Monaco threaten to get in behind the defence, but Pallois reads the danger and makes a well-timed intervention to prevent Ben Yedder from connecting with a through ball.
35' The noise levels rise in the stadium as Kolo Muani embarks on another jinking run down the right. He looks to find a team-mate in the box, but his attempted cross is intercepted.
33' Nantes look to respond at the other end, but their momentum is halted when Appiah miscues his cross from the right.
31' Double-chance for Monaco! First, Martins' goalbound effort is blocked by Pallois, before Fofana volleys the rebound just wide.
29' Three-time winners of this competition, you must go back to the 1999-2000 season for Nantes' most recent triumph. Antoine Sibierski top-scored with six goals along the way.
27' The opening goal was the first that Nantes have conceded in this season's Coupe de France. They have defeated Sochaux, Vitre, Brest and Bastia along the way.
25' We have a slight disruption after a flare is thrown onto the pitch from behind the Nantes goal. The stadium announcer addresses the supporters and play goes on.
23' Just past the midway point in the first half and we are all square once again. This is already shaping up to be a highly entertaining contest.
D. Sidibé
Own Goal
21' OWN-GOAL!!! NANTES ARE LEVEL! The hosts equalise in bizarre fashion! Kolo Muani leads a swift counter after catching Monaco in possession. He looks to feed Simon and in attempting to cut out the pass, Sidibe inadvertently diverts the ball beyond his own goalkeeper. 1-1!
19' A let-off for the hosts as Disasi has a completely free header from Henrique's corner. However, the ball ricochets off a Nantes player and away to safety.
18' Despite the deficit, Nantes' supporters know there is still plenty of time for the tide to turn as they raucously get behind their team.
16' Thankfully for Monaco, Maripan is back on his feet and looks okay to continue.
15' A worry for the visitors as Maripan stays down following a race with Kolo Muani for the ball. The goalscorer is receiving medical attention.
14' The unexpected goalscorer, Maripan is on target for Monaco for the first time since a 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in February 2021.
G. Maripán
Goal
12' MARIPAN!!! FIRST BLOOD TO MONACO! The visitors strike first courtesy of an unlikely source. The centre-half is completely unmarked as he glances Vanderson's free-kick beyond Deschamps. 1-0 Monaco!
Vanderson
Assist
12' Vanderson delivered an inviting free-kick that was begging to be attacked.
10' Monaco force the first corner of the semi-final. However, the subsequent delivery is dealt with.
8' Ben Yedder has top-scored during Monaco's run to the semi-finals with five goals. They have beaten Red Star, Quevily Rouen, Lens and Amiens along the way.
6' With their first venture forward, Monaco tee the ball up for Ben Yedder to strike from the edge of the box. But Deschamps gets down to hold the skipper's low drive.
4' Nantes are in brilliant form on home soil; winning each of their last five matches. That has been epitomised with the confident start they have made here.
2' What a start that would have been! With less than 45 seconds on the clock, Kolo Muani embarks on a jinking run into the box, but his eventual shot is blocked.
1' Referee Benoit Bastien blows his whistle and we're underway.
The teams are making their way out onto the pitch. Kick-off is moments away.
Nantes are unbeaten in eight home matches, while Monaco have avoided defeat in the eight most recent encounters between the sides. One of those records will have to give here.
As for Monaco, Philippe Clement makes three changes from the weekend defeat by Reims. Tchouameni and Henrique return from suspension, while Sidibe is also back in the starting line-up. Jean Lucas is banned; Aleksandr Golovin is absent with a groin injury.
Antoine Kombouare makes five changes to the Nantes side that drew 0-0 with Metz on Sunday. Second-choice goalkeeper Deschamps - a regular in this competition - gets the nod ahead of Lafont. Merlin and Castelletto return having missed out at the weekend with a sickness bug, while Simon is also back after he was absent for personal reasons. The other alteration sees Moutousammy recalled in midfield.
SUBS: Vito Mannone, Eliot Matazo, Ruben Aguilar, Ismail Jakobs, Kevin Volland, Maghnes Akliouche, Yllan Okou, Chrislain Matsima, Myron Boadu.
MONACO (4-2-3-1): Alexander Nubel; Djibril Sidibe, Axel Disasi, Guillermo Maripan, Caio Henrique; Youssouf Fofana, Aurelien Tchouameni; Gelson Martins, Sofiane Diop, Vanderson; Wissam Ben Yedder.
SUBS: Alban Lafont, Sebastien Corchia, Charles Traore, Kalifa Coulibaly, Osman Bukari, Mohamed Achi, Abdoulaye Sylla, Roli Pereira De Sa, Wylan Cyprien.
NANTES (5-3-2): Remy Deschamps; Dennis Appiah, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Andrei Girotto, Nicolas Pallois, Quentin Merlin; Ludovic Blas, Samuel Moutousammy, Pedro Chirivella; Moses Simon, Randal Kolo Muani.
Nice await the winners of today's clash in the showpiece at Stade de France on May 8. We can expect a closely fought affair at La Beaujoire-Louis-Fonteneau; just one point and two places separate the sides in Ligue 1.
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