Matsushima stuns Wasps to snatch Champions Cup win for Clermont

Matsushima stuns Wasps to snatch Champions Cup win for Clermont

The Guardian

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  • Wasps 25-27 Clermont
  • Camille Lopez’s conversion denies Wasps at death

There is something about Clermont and the agonising. Year after year they have proved the darlings of European rugby, their attacking game the stuff of dream teams – and yet they have never won this gong.

It looked for 80 minutes as if their plight would continue, but they came and they came in wave after wave, long after the clock had turned red, and Kotaro Matsushima found a way through at the death. Franck Azema, in his last season as Clermont coach, after 11 years at the club, may continue to dream.

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