Coupe de la Ligue: Sainté-Lyon in the round of 16!
Tuesday's draw for the Coupe de la Ligue's round of 16, to be played on October 25 and 26, has pitted arch-rivals Saint-Etienne and Lyon against each other while two-time reigning champions Marseille will face off against L2 side Lens.
The round of 16 will see Ligue 1's six sides competing in Europe (Lille, Marseille, PSG, Lyon, Sochaux and Rennes) enter into the competition, with the standout fixture of Saint-Etienne versus Lyon topping the bill.
Rhône derby on the cards
The perennial arch-rivals from opposite sides of the Rhône river will face off at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard for a place in the quarter-finals just days before they clash at the Stade de Gerland in their Week 12 league fixture. Similarly, Dijon will play host to PSG days after their Week 11 league clash at the Parc des Princes.
Holders Marseille will take on L2 side Lens, who narrowly defeated Evian 1-0 in the round of 32, as they kick off their campaign to win the Coupe de la Ligue title for an unprecedented third consecutive time.
The full draw for the Round of 16:
AS Saint-Etienne - Olympique Lyonnais
AJ Auxerre - SM Caen
Dijon FCO - Paris Saint-Germain
Lille OSC - CS Sedan-Ardennes (L2)
Le Mans FC (L2) - Stade Rennais
Olympique de Marseille - RC Lens (L2)
Montpellier HSC - FC Lorient
OGC Nice - FC Sochaux-Montbéliard