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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FC Metz v Stade Brestois 29: Coupe de France Preview

FC Metz v Stade Brestois 29: Coupe de France Preview

Last season FC Metz were deservedly crowned Ligue 2 champions, winning the league by eleven points and losing just six games. However, the transition from Ligue 2 to football at France’s highest level hasn’t gone as smoothly as either Les Messins’ coach Albert Cartier or their supporters would have hoped at the beginning of the current league campaign. Cartier’s side are currently anchored at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table, with the lanterne rouge side…

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Paris Saint-Germain v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview

Paris Saint-Germain v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview

This Coupe de France Round of 16 tie adds to the distractions for Paris Saint-Germain, who continue their quest for the quadruple, as they host FC Nantes at the Parc des Princes. Since PSG’s narrow 2-1 win over Bordeaux in the last round, the Parisian outfit has still not reclaimed the Ligue 1 lead, but they have qualified for the Coupe de la Ligue final against Bastia, after beating Lille 1-0 in the semi-final. It…

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