Coupe de France Preview : Paris Saint-Germain v Saint-Etienne

Coupe de France Preview : Paris Saint-Germain v Saint-Etienne

Paris Saint-Germain – by Andrew Gibney Story so far On paper, Paris Saint-Germain’s run to the Coupe de France semi-final looks fairly taxing. Victories over Montpellier, Bordeaux, Nantes and Monaco put them on the cusp of another cup final, but it has actually been fairly straightforward. PSG scored three against Montpellier, then two against each of Bordeaux, Nantes and Monaco. Of the four opponents, only Les Girondins managed to score, Monaco – without any fit centre-backs –…

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Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v EA Guingamp

Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v EA Guingamp

After the poor start they made to the season, no one would have expected Guingamp to be in their current position. Relatively safe in mid-table, they now have a chance to return to the Stade de France and defend the trophy they surprisingly won last season. Auxerre will be no pushovers however. The second-tier side are somewhat cup specialists and have only lost five out of six matches they have played at this stage of…

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Coupe de France: Quarter-Final Previews

Coupe de France: Quarter-Final Previews

France’s biggest cup competition has reached the quarter-final stage and all eight teams are now only three games away from lifting the Coupe de France trophy. Only four Ligue 1 sides remain, with two of them facing off in Paris. And with an all Ligue 2 clash taking place in Brittany, we can guarantee one side from outside the top flight in the semi-finals. The wonderful US Concarneau from the fourth division CFA are the…

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Stade Brestois 29 v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview

Stade Brestois 29 v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview

Thursday evening’s clash between Brest and Auxerre is the only Coupe de France match-up without involving a side from Ligue 2. Both sides will be hoping to use this advantage to win a place in the final. With the game being played at the very atmospheric Stade Francis le Blé, you have to give a slight edge to the Breton side. Auxerre has only lost one away game in the league this season, setting up…

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Paris Saint-Germain v AS Monaco: Coupe de France Preview

Paris Saint-Germain v AS Monaco: Coupe de France Preview

After the “sensational” warm-up game at the Stade Louis II on Sunday, both Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco will do it all again on Wednesday night as they fight for a place in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. It was expected that Monaco would feel the effects of a wonderful performance against Arsenal in the Champions League, but PSG seemed intent on passing the world to sleep on Sunday and their lack of…

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US Boulogne v Saint-Etienne: Coupe de France Preview

US Boulogne v Saint-Etienne: Coupe de France Preview

On Tuesday night, the first Coupe de France match-up sees US Boulogne-Sur-Mer of the third tier welcome Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne to the Stade de la Liberation. It will be a tough ask to overcome Christophe Galtier’s side to reach the semi-finals, but the northerners have overcome a lot to get to this stage, so let’s not rule them out just yet. US Boulogne – by Simon Scutt Story so far The side from the…

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US Concarneau v EA Guingamp: Coupe de France Preview

US Concarneau v EA Guingamp: Coupe de France Preview

On Thursday evening, the Coupe de France quarter-final stage ends with Ligue 1 side EA Guingamp travelling just 140 kilometres south to face CFA side US Concarneau in a Breton derby fuelled with gallons of cup magic. Guingamp has been one of the best stories in Ligue 1 this season, and they are the current cup holders. They are taking on the lowest ranked club and the only amateur side remaining in the competition. Le…

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Coupe de France: Quarter-Final Draw

Coupe de France: Quarter-Final Draw

The draw has been made for the Quarter-Finals of the Coupe de France. With only eight (nine) teams left, it’s anyone’s competition to win. Only one side from the CFA division is left. We are all team US Concarneau. #CoupedeFrance #CdFQuarts FC Metz or Stade Brestois 29 v AJ Auxerre (L2) Paris Saint-Germain (L1) v AS Monaco (L1) US Boulogne (Nat) v Saint-Étienne (L1) US Concarneau (CFA) v EA Guingamp (L1) These ties will be played…

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