In Paris, Nancy won the French soccer final on Saturday (13 May) when they beat the Nice team by one goal to nil.
In Paris, Nancy won the French soccer final on Saturday (13 May) when they beat the Nice team by one goal to nil. The winning goal came from French international midfielder Michel Platini in the 58th minute.
SYNOPSIS: The first half saw Nice dominating, with several well-planned attacks leading to goal attempts which didn't quite come off. This goal-shot by Nice's Jouve, Number 6, very nearly put them ahead.
Then it was forward Bjekovic, Number 9, who beat a defender to shoot for goal, but the crossbar saved it.
Another attack built up by the Nice players, with Sanchez, Number 7, very nearly getting the ball in, only to have it cleared by a Nancy defender.
After half-time it was the Nancy team who got possession of the ball and fed it out to the right wing. Caron cleared across to the left, it came back to Michel Platini, Number 9, who turned it around and got it in past the goalkeeper.
With Nancy then ahead one-nil, Nice put on the pressure again and Bjekovic came close to scoring, but the ball went high.
Nancy kept up the pressure, and another last-minute attempt to equalise by Massa, Number 13, very nearly succeeded.
The Nancy team had a final attempt to add to their lead, but couldn't quite make it, and had to be satisfied with their one-nil victory. There to present the coveted cup to the jubilant team from Nancy was President Giscard D'Estaing.