Coupe de France

OM decked by part-timers Canet-en-Roussillon!

Publish on 08/03/2021 at 09:00

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Marseille crashed out of the Coupe de France's round of 32 in spectacular fashion on Sunday as Canet-en-Roussillon pulled one of the biggest upsets in Coupe history 2-1. LOSC and Angers both clocked comfortable wins over lower-league opposition.

Canet-ent-Roussillon may play their football in France's National 2 (D4), but they didn't let that stop them from showing up last season's Ligue 1 Uber Eats runners-up Olympique de Marseille in an historic upset at the Stade Gilbert-Brutus in Perpignan.

Midfielder Jérémy Posteraro opened the scoring on 20 minutes with a spectacular free-kick and although newly signed Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik levelled it up just before half-time for OM in interim coach Nasser Larguet's final match in charge, Canet youngster Yohan Bai had the final word as he capped a fine team move with 19 minutes to go.

Larguet: 'A bitter defeat'

Marseille have been knocked out by minnows before but the way they were outplayed by Canet suggested new boss Jorge Sampaoli has his work cut out for him - and was disappointing for Larguet, who stepped in to steady the ship after André CVillas-Boas's sudden resignation.

"I felt that putting the team in the hands of the new coach with a Cup win would have been very good. It's a huge personal disappointment," he explained. "It's a bitter defeat. There was one team that played a cup match with everything it had, and another team that didn't play. We should have been playing at a Ligue 1 level but what we showed was not what I expected from a top-flight team."

Plain sailing

Meanwhile Angers SCO made short work of Club Franciscain from Martinique, thumping them 5-0 with a double from Ibrahim Amadou, while Ligue 1 Uber Eats leaders LOSc also booked their place in the round of 16 with a 3-1 win - including two own-goals - over National 2 outfit Gazéléc Ajaccio.

The final match of the round of 32 will be contested on Monday evening as OGC Nice play host to in-form Monaco at 20:00 GMT at the Allianz Riviera.