Football. 1990 French Cup: relive the epic of the MHSC


30 years ago today, the club pailladin won the Coupe de France against Racing Paris. A memorable moment to relive! Video.

Georges Frêche, mayor of the city of Montpellier holds the cup with Michel Mézy, mythical coach of this team of the MHSC. (© DR)

The June 2, 1990, Montpellier exploded with joy. 30 years to the day after, MHSC brings us back to the story of his illustrious team, winner of the French Cup, through a video posted on social networks.

We see the team’s course during the competition, the best moments of the final in Paris, then the return of the cup at home carried by Loulou Nicollin and Georges Frêche who follows suit, Michel Mézy in joy and tears, Eric Cantona haranguing the cheering crowd that gathers in the streets of Montpellier, a fireworks display fired over the Comedy, pure happiness, as only collective epics can create … Guaranteed nostalgia sequence for lovers of pailladin club.

A model team

Before this final, Montpellier had to eliminate in the round of 16 FC Nantes (2-0) from Deschamps, Dessailly, Kombouaré, Le Guen, before leaving Avignon (0-1) then AS Saint-Étienne (0-1 ).

At Princes Park, this June 2, 1990, the Montpellier residents find the Racing paris by David Ginola in front of 44,000 spectators. The MHSC displays a team made up of old fellows (Rust, Xuereb, Ayache) and young kneaders of talent trained at the club (Laurent Blanc, Pascal Baills, Kader Ferhaoui,…), but must do without their Colombian star Carlos Valderrama, excluded during the semi-final, after a dangerous tackle. After a close match, it’s Laurent Blanc who finds the nets first, on a free kick, in extra time (103rd minute).

A few minutes later, on a counterattack led by Vincent Guérin and Éric Cantona, Kader Ferhaoui crucifies Pascal Olmeta in his cages. David Ginola, who reduced the score to the 109th minute, could do nothing about it, the MHSC won his second French cup (the first date in 1929 during the “derby” final against FC Sète)… 22 years before another epic, that of Giroud, Yanga-Mbiwa, Belhanda, Cabella, which will bring them to the title of champions of France.

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