Rennes attempt to open the floodgates against Evian

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by Bastien Leclair of Stade Rennais Online It is often considered that for Ligue 1 sides, the Coupe de France only becomes a competition worthy of this name once qualification to the quarter-finals is secured. Until then, the tournament is more of a big footballing fair in which glorious underdogs gain their unique exposure to ephemeral stardom, in which the […]

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Cabella fires MHSC into the Quarter-Finals

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By Jonathan Johnson Rémy Cabella kept up his impressive strike rate in this year’s Coupe de France as he gave Montpellier a 1-0 victory over Tours (L2) at the Stade de la Vallée du Cher and booked la Paillade a place in the Coupe’s last 16. They will now take on Châteauroux, further Ligue 2 opposition and once again away […]

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Angers beaten at home by Quevilly

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by Ross Mackiewicz Angers succumbed to a huge upset as they were beaten by National side Quevilly in the Coupe de France on Saturday night. Joris Colinet’s strike in the 46th minute sent the Stade Robert Diochon into raptures and left the home support dreaming of replicating their feat two years ago and reach the semi-finals once again. The visitors […]

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10-men Bastia fall to Valenciennes

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by Dan Williams Following a terrific, morale-boosting run in the Coupe de France, Bastia were brought back down to earth yesterday by their Ligue 1 hosts, Valenciennes. For a time, it looked like the Corsican club were going to re-enact their heroics of the previous round where they despatched Sochaux with ease, but yesterday’s result swung on two quick-fire first […]

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