Bordeaux sink Lyon in League Cup final

Sunday, April 1, 2007

PARIS, March 31 (Reuters) - Girondins Bordeaux wrecked Olympique Lyon's hopes of a first domestic double by beating the five-times French champions 1-0 with a last-gasp winner in the French League Cup final on Saturday.
Brazilian defender Henrique earned Bordeaux their second League Cup title since 2002 by heading in a last-minute corner.
Lyon, 16 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with nine matches left, are almost certain to become the first side from a major European league to capture six titles in succession.
They have, however, never completed a league and cup double and were hoping for the first until Henrique shattered their hopes against the run of play with a few seconds remaining in a tense game at the Stade de France.
The defeat was a further blow to Lyon after they were eliminated from the Champions League by AS Roma in the first knockout round earlier this month.
For the first time in years, two top clubs met in Saturday's final which was watched by a crowd of more than 79,000.

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