Franck Passi got off to a good start as Olympique de Marseille coach, guiding his team past FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 1-0 - thanks to Florian Thauvin's goal (49') - to set up a Coupe de France final with Paris Saint-Germain.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc felt his side's 1-0 qualification for the Coupe de France final was the best way to get over their European pain; Lorient boss Sylvain Ripoll was disappointed after going so close.
Paris Saint-Germain exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage for the fourth conecutive season. Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal as Manchester City won 1-0 on the night to go through 3-2 on aggregate.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc felt that mistakes were the source of his side's difficulty in the 2-2 conceded to Manchester City, and that his side can still make it to the semis if they can tighten up in the return leg.
Back with the Paris Saint-Germain senior squad after an internal club suspension of six weeks, Ivorian right-back Serge Aurier has turned the page and is looking ahead to the crunch European clash with Manchester City.