Coupe de France: L’Ile Rousse v Guingamp

L’Ile Rousse have already made history – the CFA2 side came into the last 32 having faced off only against teams around or below them in the league pyramid, so although they had done so with some big scorelines, it was the shock of the round when they held on obdurately for a 0-0 draw against Bordeaux, before beating them 4-3 […]

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Coupe de France: Cannes v Montpellier

After all the turmoil of last season, when they came very close to liquidation, CFA side Cannes are on a storming cup run, having seen off Troyes, St Etienne (on penalties) and most recently frequent cup-botherers Plabennec  with a goal from Belkacem Zobiri to set up a second clash with the Ligue 1 club. While they lie 7th in their CFA group […]

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Coupe de France: Angers SCO v CA Bastia

This last 16 tie between Angers and the CA Bastia will be the only all-Ligue 2 match at this stage of the competition, yet it could be seen as one of the most uneven contests around, looking at the two teams’ respective experiences in the current season. While Angers are looking up, with promotion to the top flight now a real prospect, […]

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Coupe de France: Results and Draw

A cracking round of matches saw two proper giant-killings as Moulins (CFA) beat Toulouse 2-1, and fifth-tier Ile Rousse saw off Bordeaux on penalties. Three Ligue 2 sides (Caen, Lens and Angers) saw off Ligue 1 opposition (Ajaccio, SC Bastia and Sochaux), and CFA2’s Sete beat CFA’s Jura Sud 2-0. Montpellier ended PSG’s unbeaten-at-home record that had stretched back to […]

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Coupe de France: AJ Auxerre v Dijon FCO

This is one of the last scheduled matches to take place in this round of the CDF and it should be a spicy encounter between two big rivals. Many people won’t be aware of the hatred between these sides, but this’ll be a crunch Burgundian derby in which both teams won’t give an inch. One could argue that the Coupe […]

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Coupe de France: Previews Seiziemes de Finale

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Reset your magie de la coupe levels, it’s the round of 32 – while top-billing in the timetable and TV schedules has been given to the two all-Ligue 1 clashes, OM v Nice and PSG v Montpellier, we are assured some minnow-progression with matches between Sete and Jura Sud, and Cannes and Plabennec. Add to that a couple of ‘too […]

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