En route to the final!

Olivier Echouani's side scored a 2-1 win over Bordeaux on Sunday to claim their place in the Coupe de France final.

After five months without competition and three successful warm-up games (against Twente and two versus Paris FC), the Parisians got back to competitive action on Sunday against Bordeaux in the Coupe de France semi-final.

At the Stade Jean-Antoine Moueix in Libourne, the aim was clear: reach the final for the fifth time in the club's history.

Coach Echouafni put out an attacking starting XI with Grace Geyoro, Nadia Nadim, Kadidiatou Diani and Jordyn Huitema all supporting central striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto.

Bordeaux struck first however through Katja Snoeijs (1-0, 23'). But that only spurred the Rouge-et-Bleu on, and though it took some time, they eventually broke through. Captain Irene Paredes rose to head home a Nadim corner ten minutes into the second half (1-1, 55'). 

Khadija Shaw hit a post for Bordeaux (73'), and then Kadidiatou Diani was forced off through injury (78'), but the French league runners-up continued pushing.

Sandy Baltimore, who had only just come off the bench, changed the game, finding Signe Bruun - another substitute - inside the area and she delivered the telling blow (1-2, 84'). There were more chances too for Bruun (89') and Dudek, who struck the crossbar (90').

Olympique Lyonnais will be the Parisians' opponents in the final in Auxerre on 9 August after they defeated Guingamp 1-0 earlier in the day. The capital club will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time since triumphing in the competition two years ago.

Coupe de France - Semi-final
Stade Jean-Antoine Moueix
Goals: Katja Snoeijs (1-0, 23'), Irene Paredes (1-1, 55'), Signe Bruun (1-2, 84').

Bordeaux: Périsset, E. Cascarino, Gilles, Thibaud - Jaurena, Lavogez, Bilbault (cap.) - Shaw, Snoeijks, Garbino
Coach: Frédéric Biancalani

: Endler - Lawrence, Dudek, Paredes, Moroni - Geyoro, Luana (Dabritz, 61'), Nadim (Bachmann, 69') - Huitema (Baltimore, 69'), Katoto, Diani (Bruun, 78').
Coach: Olivier Echouafni.