Moses Simon watched from the bench as his club Nantes stunned Lyon to qualify for the French Cup final for the second successive year.
The Nigerian international has been one of the key men for Nantes this season, but was surprisingly left out of the starting XI by coach Antoine Kombouaré.
The decision proved to be a right one as Nantes defeated favourites Lyon 1-0 to seal final place and ended their run of four games without a win.
Ludovic Blas’ 57th minute goal won the game for the Caneries who themselves are the defending Champions.
Nantes will meet the winner of second semi-final between Club Annecy and Toulouse in the final.
The match is slated for Thursday, April 6.
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