Top-flight trio edge through

French Cup


Marseille, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain all squeezed through to the last 32 of the French Cup on Sunday, but failed to impress against lowly opposition.

Marseille were on the verge of a shock exit after Ronald Zubar's own-goal had given fourth division amateurs Besançon the lead after the hour mark.

Taye Taiwo levelled from the spot, though, six minutes from time before Benoît Cheyrou scored the decisive spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out to edge Eric Gerets' men into the next round.

PSG fared little better against another fourth division outfit, Montluçon. Paul Le Guen's side, who were beaten in the final by Lyon last season, had Stéphane Sessegnon to thank for the only goal of the game, while an own-goal from fifth division side Blagnac gave Monaco a slender win.

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