AS Monaco head into the second leg of their quarter-final tie with Juventus on the back foot after conceding a 1-0 loss in Turin on Tuesday, Arturo Vidal's penalty (57', pen.) undoing Monaco's strong defensive performance.
Paris Saint-Germain still hold slim hopes of having key midfielder Thiago Motta, who is nursing a hamstring injury - available to take on former club Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain booked a berth in a second cup final of the season as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hat-trick - featuring his 100th goal for the club - led them to a 4-1 win over Saint-Etienne on Wednesday night.
Auxerre coach Jean-Luc Vannuchi was in raptures after his side upset holders Guingamp 1-0 and clinched a place in the final; Guingamp boss Jocelyn Gourvennec said his side got a dose of their own medicine.
AJ Auxerre booked a place in their first Coupe de France final since 2005, a strong first-half performance - and a goal from Frédéric Sammaritano (15') - enough to see the Ligue 2 side oust holders Guingamp 1-0 on Tuesday.