Lille survive scare, Hoarau with three for PSG
Lille needed a penalty shootout to account for Nantes while Guillaume Hoarau notched a hat-trick as holders PSG cruised into the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on Wednesday. Nice also booked a spot while Nancy and Sochaux both crashed out.
Chambéry (CFA2, D5) - Sochaux (L1): 2 - 1
Minnows Chambéry continued their giant-killing ways with a tenacious come-from-behind 2-1 win over Sochaux, adding Francis Gillot’s side to their list of scalps, setting a Coupe de France record in the process.
Never before has a fifth-division side beaten three top-flight outfits, let alone consecutively, as Chambéry have done in toppling Monaco in the round of 64, Brest in the round of 32 before their shock win on Wednesday night.
Sochaux looked to be in the driver’s seat when Brown Ideye nodded home on 21 minutes, but Fabien Tissot-Rosset (61’) and Aissa Yahia Bey (71’) both struck in front of a capacity crowd of their fans at the Stade Municipal de Chambéry to reach the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France for the first time in the club’s history.
Martigues (CFA, D4) - Paris Saint-Germain (L1): 1 - 4
A Guillaume Hoarau hat-trick was at the heart of Coupe de France holders PSG’s 4-1 win in Martigues, Antoine Kombouaré’s men storming home in the second half against their ten-man opponents to secure a place in the quarter-finals.
The France international opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Martigues suffered another blow in the sending off of Boubacar Dembélé for a foul on Clément Chantôme.
The amateur side gave Paris the slightest of scares when they equalised from the penalty spot deep into first-half injury time through Stéphane Biakolo, but a second-half brace from Hoarau (79’, 90’+1) as well as a Peguy Luyindula strike (84’) made sure of the result.
There were some injury concerns for Luyindula, who suffered a bruised pelvis, as well as Chantôme, who sustained bruising to his right knee.
Nancy (L1) - Le Mans (L2): 1 - 2
Nancy coach Pablo Correa was livid after his side squandered a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 to at home Montpellier at the weekend. So it must have been déjà-vu for the Uruguayan when his side repeated the feat to crash out of the Coupe de France against Ligue 2’s second-placed side Le Mans.
Samba Diakité opened the scoring on 31 minutes but Nancy couldn’t hold off the Le Mans attack, Jonathan Béhé (41’) and Fousseyni Cissé striking to claim a place in the quarters.
Drancy (CFA, D4) - Nice (L1): 0 - 1
An Anthony Mounier strike was enough to keep Nice on track in the Coupe de France following on from their elimination of Lyon in the round of 32. The former OL youngster made the break against amateur side Drancy just before half time to secure the south coast club a place in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2004-05.
Mamadou Bagayoko came close to doubling the scoreline in the dying minutes but with Nice ’keeper Lionel Letizi barely having seen any action over the course of the match, there were no hearts in mouths as his shot was deflected just wide of the post.
Lille (L1) - Nantes (L2): 1 - 1 (3-2 on penalties)
Nantes delivered a huge performance full of heart to hold the Ligue 1 leaders at bay for 120 minutes but Breton hearts were broken when former Canari Mickaël Landreau saved a spot kick to send Lille into the quarter-finals 3-2 on penalties.
Lille dominated the majority of the match but Nantes played a tenacious counter-attacking game that bore fruit on 19 minutes when Serbian striker Filip Djordjevic opened the scoring with a looping header from a seemingly impossible angle.
Belgian prodigy Eden Hazard drew Lille level just before the break with a neat finish (43’) but Nantes ’keeper Guy Ndy Assembe produced a string of stunning saves to force extra time and a penalty shootout despite the best efforts of the dominant Lille attack.