Long way home: French Cup minnows travel 8,600 miles – and lose 12-0
news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 6 January - 21:29
- Martinique-based club make epic journey to face Lille
- Hopes of an upset faded fast as two players hit hat-tricks
The Martinique-based club Golden Lion suffered a humbling 12-0 defeat at Lille in the French Cup midway through an 8,600-mile round trip to play the match.
Golden Lion, the champions of Martinique and one of several overseas teams from the French territories to enter the Coupe de France, were drawn against the Ligue 1 side Lille in the last 64, and their journey began on Wednesday with a direct flight to Paris.Continue reading...