Coupe de la Ligue Preview: Diacre eyes first win

Diacre made history by becoming the first female to take charge of a professional male team in the top two divisions of a European nation when she oversaw Clermont's 2-1 defeat at Brest in their Ligue 2 opener last week.

The Stade Gabriel Montpied outfit followed that reverse up with a 1-1 draw at home to Auxerre on Friday, and former France international Diacre - who made 121 appearances for her country - will be confident that her side can go one better when they host Istres in round one of the Coupe.

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