FC Nantes reached the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals on Tuesday, coming back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 after extra-time against FC Metz while SC Bastia saw off SM Caen 3-2 after extra-time to also progress to the last eight.
Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa admitted he is inclined to ask some tough questions after the 2-1 elimination at the hands of Rennes; Metz boss Albert Cartier was thrilled with the tough penalties win over Nice.
Philipp Hosiner bagged a late goal to hand Rennes a dramatic 2-1 win in an incident-packed clash with Marseille; Metz frittered away a three-goal lead but also made it to the last 16 by beating Nice 3-2 on penalties.
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.
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.