The players of Lyon and PSG were plunged into darkness in the tenth minute of the Coupe de France féminine final when the lights went out.
Olympique Lyonnais Féminin faced Paris Saint-Germain Féminine in the inaugural nationwide cup competition on Sunday night.
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But, with just more than nine minutes played, the floodlights failed at the 18k-seater Stade de l’Abbé-Deschamps in Auxerre.
With only the electronic advertising boards still illuminating the pitch, referee Victoria Beyer brought the match to a halt.
Floodlight failure during tonight's Women's French Cup final
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Despite the five thousand or so supporters switching on the lights from their phones, the players were sent back down the tunnel when the power hadn’t returned five minutes later.
Slowly the electricity came back and the first-half was able to continue before Lyon eventually won the Coupe de France féminine for the ninth time after beating PSG on penalties.