Coupe de France 8emes – RC Lens v Troyes

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One question when discussing cup competitions is, when is an upset not an upset? Despite being a division apart, it would not be a surprise to see Ligue 2’s RC Lens defeat Ligue 1’s Troyes in this one – which is backed up by the bookmakers. RC Lens are three-time finalists, in 1948, 1975, and 1998, which they lost 2-1 […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – FC Metz v SM Caen

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If you happened to see any pigs flying around this weekend, it wouldn’t necessarily be the strangest sight around – Metz and Caen both scored three goals in the same weekend! The two lowest-scoring teams (Caen still are, Metz have now overtaken a couple of others) in Ligue 1 warmed up for their Coupe de France Round of 16 tie […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – FC Sochaux v PSG

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The Coupe de France is famed not just for magic, but for history, and in this match in the 101st edition, two former winners face off. There’s a big difference in scale, however – Ligue 2’s Sochaux have two trophies, from 1937 and 2007, while PSG are the big guns of the competition with a record eleven, including the last […]

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Coupe de France 8emes : Schedule

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The 101st Coupe De France is down to the last 16, and as ever, there are still some smaller teams in it. Granville from the fourth tier are on a difficult-to-handle nothing-to-lose run, and are away at third-tier Chambly – a doable game for the National 2 side, but maybe not the starry match-up they were hoping for. As well as Chambly, other […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – AJ Auxerre v Les Herbiers

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Tucked into the early part of the schedule is one of the less glamorous ties of the round as Ligue 2’s Auxerre takes on third-tier Les Herbiers. Four-time winners Auxerre last lifted the trophy in 2005; Les Herbiers are through to the huitiemes for the first time in their history, after being knocked out by Guingamp – in extra-time – […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – Bourg-en-Bresse v Olympique Marseille

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Bourg-en-Bresse Peronnas undoubtedly enter this tie as underdogs as they face ten-time winners of the Coupe de France, Olympique de Marseille. The home side will need to take a lot of belief into this match following their most recent exploit in the cup; in the previous round, FBBP overcame Ligue 1 side Toulouse 2-0 at the Stade Marcel-Verchère to cause […]

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Coupe de France 16emes : Tours v FC Metz

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After Bourg-en-Bresse Perronas hosted Toulouse yesterday in the battle of the second-from-bottom teams, Tours welcome Metz tonight in what could contrivedly be called the cutadriftatthebottomico. Tours are holding up the rest of Ligue 2 after a terrible season to date, which sees them 12 points from safety, with only 9 points to their name. Their defence, although the second-worst in […]

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Coupe de France 16emes : US Colomiers v FC Sochaux

Fourth-tier Colomiers have never made it past the eighth round before, so have already written a new page in the history of the club. Top of their group in the league with a decent attack (24 scored) and the best defence in the group (only nine conceded in 17 games, well ahead of the pack) they have made it past […]

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