Monaco have been runners-up in the past two seasons in the French League Cup

Twenty two penalties, seven missed and a goalkeeper scoring the winner.

It was quite a night for Monaco in the French League Cup.

Thierry Henry’s side, who are 19th in the league and five points from safety, went through to the semi-finals courtesy of a marathon 8-7 penalty shootout victory over Rennes.

Monaco’s 20-year-old goalkeeper Loic Badiashile was the hero.

He saved three penalties and then stepped up to score the winner himself with the 22nd spot-kick of the shootout.

The game had finished finished 1-1 in normal time with Benjamin Bourigeaud putting Rennes in front in the first half before Rony Lopes equalised for Monaco.

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Both teams missed two of their first five penalties in the shootout before two more misses with their first spot-kicks in sudden death.

After all 10 outfield players had taken their penalties the teams were tied at 7-7 but Rennes keeper Tomas Koubek then blazed high over the bar before Badiashile converted.

Elsewhere, Paris St-Germain, who have won the trophy in the past five seasons, were beaten by Guingamp.


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