Rennes boss Julien Stéphan was thrilled after his side qualified for the quarters with a 2-1 win over Nantes; Thierry Henry was focused on the future after Monaco claimed a first home win of the season at home to Lorient.
Dimitri Payet missed two penalties as Olympique de Marseille were dumped out of the Coupe de la Ligue BKT in a shoot-out against RC Strasbourg Alsace. AS Monaco were among the other winners in the round of 16.
Olympique Lyonnais won through to the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over ten-man Amiens SC, with Moussa Dembélé (pen. 20'), Bertrand Traoré (45+2') and Martin Terrier (60') getting their goals.
Missed penalties from Saint-Etienne's Wahbi Khazri and Yann M'vila gave Nîmes Olympique the 4-2 shoot-out win that sent them through to face Le Havre in the last 16 after levelling it at 1-1 with a minute to go.