It was a frustrating night for Caltex Socceroos defender Alex Gersbach as his Lens outfit suffered a penalty shootout loss in the French Cup Quarter-Finals.
The 21-year-old started and played a full match as Lens and Les Herbiers played out a 0-0 draw at the end of regulation time.
And after neither side was able to find the net in 30 minutes of extra-time, a penalty shootout was required to determine a winner.
Gersbach stepped up to the spot and converted his side’s second penalty to hand Lens a 2-1 advantage in the shootout.
But back-to-back misses from teammates Souleymane Diarra and Walib Mesloub proved costly as the Ligue 2 outfit suffered a 4-2 loss on penalties.
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