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Strasbourg beat Guingamp on penalties in League Cup final

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PARIS (Reuters) – Racing Strasbourg won their third French League Cup title when they beat En Avant Guingamp 4-1 on penalties after the final had ended in a dull goalless draw after extra time on Saturday.

Lionel Carole scored the winning spot-kick at Lille’s Pierre Mauroy stadium at the end of a hugely disappointing final.

Guingamp knocked out Paris St Germain, League Cup winners in the last five seasons, in the quarter-finals and they had won three of their four matches en route to the final on penalties but goalkeeper Marc-Aurele Caillard was powerless this time.

Strasbourg, who also won the League Cup in 1997 and 2005, will play in the second qualifying round of the Europa League next season.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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