RC Lens boss Antoine Kombouaré can't wait for his promoted side's last-32 clash with Ligue 2's Créteil, looking forward to the challenge of a different competition and the chance to test the depth of his squad.
The draw for the last 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue has pitted Garonne rivals Toulouse and Bordeaux against each other in one of four all-Ligue 1 fixtures to be played on October 28 and 29.
LFP President Frédéric Thiriez has confirmed the LFP's intention to introduce vanishing foam - recently seen in the FIFA World Cup - into Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and the Coupe de la Ligue as of season 2014-15.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc spoke out about his side's season run-in, underlining the importance of Saturday's Coupe de la Ligue triumph, their impending league title and his future at the club.
Laurent Blanc felt Paris Saint-Germain had provided proof of "a very good season" in winning the Coupe de la Ligue final. Olympique Lyonnais boss Rémi Garde was proud of his players following a valiant 2-1 defeat.
|HORAIRE||Home team||Logo||Stats / Results||Logo||Away team||Broadcasting|
|-||Toulouse FC||Girondins de Bordeaux|
|-||Evian TG FC||FC Lorient|
|-||OGC Nice||FC Metz|
|-||Stade de Reims||AC Arles Avignon|
|-||Montpellier Hérault SC||AC Ajaccio|
|-||Stade Rennais FC||Olympique de Marseille|
|-||SM Caen||Clermont Foot|
|-||FC Nantes||Stade Lavallois|
|-||RC Lens||US Créteil-Lusitanos|
|-||SC Bastia||AJ Auxerre|
|2014||Paris Saint-Germain||Olympique Lyonnais||2 - 1|
|2013||AS Saint-Etienne||Stade Rennais FC||1 - 0|
|2012||Olympique de Marseille||Olympique Lyonnais||1 - 0a.e.t.|
|2011||Olympique de Marseille||Montpellier Hérault SC||1 - 0|
|2010||Olympique de Marseille||Girondins de Bordeaux||3 - 1|
|2009||Girondins de Bordeaux||Vannes OC||4 - 0|
|2008||Paris Saint-Germain||RC Lens||2 - 1|
|2007||Girondins de Bordeaux||Olympique Lyonnais||1 - 0|