LOSC Lille coach Frédéric Antonetti believes his in-form side can beat defending champions Paris Saint-Germain in Saturday's Coupe de la Ligue final, but he admits his side will need to play out of their skins to do so.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc hopes that his side can mobilise and defend their Coupe de la Ligue title against a Lille side he respects immensely; Blaise Matuidi explained that motivation is not a problem for PSG.
In late November, Lille were in the relegation zone and the doldrums. Fast forward five months and they are pushing for Europe on two different fronts. We caught up with the man responsible: coach Frédéric Antonetti.
Ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's Coupe de la Ligue title defence against LOSC Lille at the Stade de France on Saturday, April 23, check out some key stats from the capital club's history in the competition.
Ahead of LOSC's bid to dethrone Paris Saint-Germain as Coupe de la Ligue champions at the Stade de France on Saturday, April 23, check out some key stats from the Les Dogues' history in the competition.
Second-half goals from Argentine duo Ezequiel Lavezzi (65') and Angel Di María (72') saw Paris Saint-Germain best a tenacious Toulouse FC side 2-0 and book a place in the final against Lille at the Stade de France on April 23.