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French Women's Team Offer To Replay Game Following Ref Mistake

By PJ Browne
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Fair play is alive and kicking in football, well, in French women's football at least.

Lyon's women's team have offered to replay their French Cup semi-final against Montpellier following a refereeing mistake in the penalty shootout which decided the game.

Montpellier scored a penalty in the shootout which was wrongly disallowed. The ball hit the post and then bounced in off the back of the Lyon keeper but the referee viewed the goal as invalid.


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From Reuters:

"Olympique Lyon confirm they have offered Montpellier a replay of their French Cup semi-final... (for reasons of) fair-play and taking into account the good relationship between the clubs," they said in a statement.

"They (the women's team) have done it like Arsenal and their coach Arsene Wenger did in 1999," Lyon added, referring to an FA Cup fifth round game against Sheffield United at Highbury.

Footage from the Arsenal vs Sheffield United game from 1999 to which the statement refers.


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