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Strasbourg Wins 5-4 on Penalty

May 27, 2001

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SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) _ Goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert made a save and scored the final goal in penalty kicks to give Strasbourg a 5-4 win over third division Amiens following a scoreless tie in the French Cup final.

Strasbourg won the title for the first time since 1966 and the third time overall, gaining a berth in next season’s UEFA Cup. The team finished last in the French League at 7-9-18, causing it to be relegated to the second division next season.

It will be joined by Amiens, which gained promotion.

In the shootout, Chilavert saved a shot by Yaovi Abalo before scoring Strasbourg’s fifth penalty.

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