Europa League holders Montpellier were unable to add a second trophy inside twelve months, with Toulouse winning La Coupe de France 1-0 in Saint-Denis this afternoon. It’s only Le Téfécé’s fifth domestic honour (including three second-flight titles), and their second time lifting the French cup after their last triumph back in 1957.
The sides went into the Final separated by just a point in the league, firmly entrenched in mid-table, placed 11th and 12th, so the victors knew today would be their only shot at continental football next season.
21 year-old defensive midfielder Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpou scored the only goal of a tight game in the 73rd minute, with only his second of the season. In the club’s three meetings this season, Toulouse have won two today, and a 2-0 win at Montpellier in February), with a 2-2 draw in the league at TFC early on in the season.