Detected by COVID cases, the Girondins had made the trip to Brest, for this match of the 16th finals of the competition, with only seven of their usual players, associates at thirteen young people.
There was no miracle. Bordeaux, seriously diminished because of the multiplication of COVID cases in its ranks (21), was eliminated, Sunday, January 2, by Brest (3-0) in the 16th final of the Coupe de France football.
The Girondins had made the move in Finistère with only seven of his usual professional players and thirteen young people.
In recent days, the management of the club had tried in vain to postpone this meeting, but the French Football Federation (FFF), organizer of the event, had been inflexible.
To avoid any Bordeaux package or other club affected by the COVID-19, the FFF had relaxed, Friday, its settlement by exceptionally suspending the article imposing the presence “on the match sheet of At least seven players who took part in one of the last two official meetings played by their first team “, allowing a club to pick up more widely in his team reserve and his teams of young people.