Coupe de la Ligue France

Coupe de la Ligue is one of two major French Cup tournament, along with the Coupe de France. Finals played since 1998 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. Finals in 2015 will take place on Saturday, 11th April between Paris Saint-Germain and Bastia. The winner of the tournament in 2014 were Paris Saint-Germain, in the finals, beating Olympique Lyon 2-1.

Finale 2015

Paris Saint-Germain won the Coupe de la Ligue in 2015. It won in the finals 4-0 Bastia. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani both scored two goals.

History

Coupe da Ligue was organized first in 1994. Previous tournaments held that resembled Coupe de la Ligue. So was the 1953-1965 Coupe Charles Drago. Teams that had lost time in the Coupe de France, the second French cup competition, can then participate in the Coupe de la Ligue. From 1982 to 1994, where a tournament was organized before the French League. This tournament this summer first called the Coupe d ‘ Ete, later given the name Coupe de la Ligue. Until 1994, the tournament before the competition starts. Since 1994 the tournament during football season.The first winner of the new Coupe de la Ligue was the Paris Saint-Germain, who beat Bastia 2-0. In 1996, for the first time in a Coupe de la Ligue final is decided by penalties. Metz was too strong for Olympique Lyon. In 2000 won the first Club Gueugnon Cup without being played in Ligue 1, the top French League. It has been the law already has fourteen different 2,014 won Coupe de la Ligue. Paris Saint-Germain in the year 2014, the record with four wins.
Since 1998 the final played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The first three finals were at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Current design

Coupe de la Ligue is played on a knockout-system. There is no group stage. The winner of the Cup will qualify automatically for the UEFA Europa League. Year 2014 won Paris Saint-Germain. In the final, Olympique Lyon defeated 2-1. More than 78 000 spectators attended the match at. The Uruguayan Edinson Cavani scored two goals in the first half. Only Alexandre Lacazette yet to score in the second half: 2-1.

Stadium

Since 1998, the finals will be played at the Stade de France. This stadium is located in Saint-Denis, North of Paris. Stade de France was built in 1995 and opened in 1998, especially for the WORLD CUP that year in France. The stadium has a capacity of 81 000 spectators and is the sixth largest stadium in Europe. In the past there were many big events at the Stade de France. In 1998, played in nine World Cup matches. The final was played here and won by France against Brazil. During the European Football Championships in 2016, there will be seven matches will be played at the Stade de France, including the final. In the 2000 Champions League final was between Real Madrid and Valencia played in Stade de France. 2003 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics was held at the Stade de France. In 2006, another Champions League final will be played at the Stade de France. When FC Barcelona won 2-1 at Arsenal.