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French Cup


Ligue 1 duo Paris Saint-Germain and Grenoble beat lower league opposition to progress to the last 16 of the French Cup on Sunday. Le Mans added to Le Havre's troubles by securing a 1-0 victory in extra-time, while Monaco defeated local rivals Nice.

Mateja Kežman struck twice for PSG as they beat GFCO Ajaccio 3-0. The Serbian striker scored once in either half before defender Sammy Traoré helped secure Paul Le Guen's men a place in the next round.

Grenoble registered a comfortable 3-1 victory over sixth-division amateurs Grande-Synthe - the lowest-ranked club left in the competition - while Thorstein Helstad's extra-time goal proved enough for Le Mans to progress at the expense of Le Havre.

Alexandre Licata scored the only goal of the game as Monaco ended a thirteen-year wait for a home victory over south-coast neighbours Nice. The promising youngster headed François Modesto's cross past Lionel Létizi with just six minutes remaining to set up a meeting with AC Ajaccio in the next round.

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