Olympique de Marseille made it safely into the Last 16 of the Coupe de France on Friday, but were far from impressive as they squeezed past fourth division amateurs Granville, while André Villas-Boas sought to diffuse off-the-pitch tensions.
FC Metz boss Vincent Hognon called for a big improvement from his relegation-threatened side after they were knocked out of the Coupe de France round of 64 3-0 by fourth-division Rouen on Monday night.
The Coupe de France round of 32 draw has thrown up two all-Ligue 1 Conforama clashes - Nantes-OL and Dijon-Nîmes - while PSG, OM, LOSC and Monaco all travel to lower-league opposition on 18 and 19 January.
PSG set about regaining the Coupe de France with a 6-0 away win over sixth-division Linas-Montlhéry, with Edinson Cavani at the double, while ten-man OM needed penalties to overcome fourth division Trélissac in the round of 64.
New Monaco boss Robert Moreno made the ideal start as Keita Baldé's brace clinched a 2-1 win vs Reims; Lyon beat Bourg-en-Bresse 7-0 on a near-perfect day for Ligue 1 Conforama clubs in Coupe de France last 64 action.
Bordeaux captain Laurent Koscielny was thrilled that his side bucked the December trend and got back to winning ways by beating Domino's Ligue 2 side Le Mans 2-0 to qualify for the Coupe de France round of 32.
Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Mauro Icardi all found the net as Paris Saint-Germain ended the UEFA Champions League group stage with a thumping 5-0 win over Galatasaray at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.