Uzamukunda helps AS Cannes eliminate Montpellier

Uzamukunda helps AS Cannes eliminate Montpellier

AMAVUBI forward Elias uzamukunda was part of the French amateur club AS Cannes which stunned Ligue 1 Montpellier 1-0 in the French Cup last 16 on Tuesday.

According to Supersport, striker Belkacem Zobiri shot past goalkeeper Laurent Pionnier from just inside the box to help the fourth-division side complete a second victory over a top-flight club, having already eliminated St Etienne on penalties in a previous round.

Uzamukunda who made his debut for Cannes in 2010, came on as a substitute and played 32 minutes, beating Montpellier who had beaten Paris St Germain in the last 32.

Having beaten St Etienne on penalties in the last 64, the fourth-tier side again went the distance against top-flight opposition.

This time spot-kicks were not required though, asBelkacem Zobiri popped up with a minute of extra-time remaining to secure a 1-0 win.

There was almost another upset, with Lille forced to come from 2-0 down to beat Caen on penalties.

Montpellier, were awarded a penalty 12 minutes into extra time but Mbaye Niang, on loan from AC Milan, hit the post.

Cannes, a former Ligue 1 club where France greats Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira made their professional debuts, had not reached the French Cup quarterfinals since 1992.

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