Sochaux v Marseille: Coupe de France Preview

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Wednesday night’s Coupe de France semi-final against FC Sochaux was already going to be a tough fixture for Olympique de Marseille, but the pressure, intrigue and mystery over the game was quickly raised on Tuesday when OM announced that Michel was no longer the head coach at the southern club. The Spanish coach was already heading down a slippery slope, […]

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FC Lorient v PSG: Coupe de France Preview

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The next step in PSG’s attempt to repeat last season’s domestic quadruple [if we really must count the Trophee des Champions – Ed] is a Coupe de France semi-final against Lorient. FCL are 11th in the table on 43 points, so can be fully focussed on this match, whereas despite its importance for the holders, they will also be looking forwards to […]

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Granville v Marseille: Coupe de France Preview

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Although at first glance Saint-Etienne vs PSG looked like the stand-out quarter-final of this year’s Coupe de France, it is Granville vs Marseille which has been given top billing. The match-up between the fifth tier minnows and France’s favourite club is really catching the nation’s imagination, as indicated by the fact that the match, to be held at the Stade […]

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

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The grand choc of the quarter-finals sees six-time winners Saint-Etienne hosting nine-time winners and current holders Paris Saint-Germain. Les Verts haven’t had the smoothest ride to this stage and are yet to finish a match inside the traditional 90 minutes. The edgiest match was the first one, against CFA2’s Raon L’Etape, which went to penalties after a 1-1 draw, Stephane Ruffier the […]

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FC Lorient v Gazelec Ajaccio: Coupe de France Preview

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in the opening pair of quarter-finals, there is an all-Ligue 1 clash between FC Lorient and Gazelec Ajaccio, hoping to outdo their league colleagues Saint-Etienne and PSG later on. Lorient needed extra time in both of their first two cup matches, at home to Ligue 2 Tours and away at National’s Boulogne, both times having Benjamin Jeannot to thank for their progression […]

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FC Sochaux v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview

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Granville may be the fairytale story of this season’s Coupe de France, but FC Sochaux are quietly flying under the radar and are just one game away from the semi-finals. Les Lionceaux, one of the French league’s founding members, take on Nantes at the Stade Auguste-Bonal at a time of uncertainty. They currently sit 18th in Ligue 2, two points […]

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Preview: Tréllisac v Olympique de Marseille – Coupe de France

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The final game of the last 16 of the Coupe de France sees fourth division side Trélissac take on Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Thursday night. Zivko Slijepcevic’s side has defied all the odds stacked against them to reach this stage, especially in the penalties victory over Lille in the last round. The amateur side went behind […]

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Preview: PSG vs Olympique Lyonnais – Coupe de France

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The balance of power in French football has shifted over the past decade. At the turn of the millennium, Olympique Lyonnais were kings of Ligue 1, winning seven titles in a row up to the 2007/08 season. Fans then enjoyed five straight different champions, until Paris Saint-Germain, under the financial guidance of QSI, seized control of power. PSG’s dominance has […]

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