Seven of the eight quarter-finalists of the 2020/21 Coupe de France are now known. Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco, respectively winners of Lille (3-0) and Metz (0-0, 5-4 tab), had already passed the eighth. This Wednesday April 7, two other Ligue 1 clubs joined them while waiting to know if Lyon will pass the Red Star obstacle Thursday April 8 (7 p.m.).
Angers and Montpellier are satisfied with the essentials
Angers did not fly over the debates against Sedan (1-0), an opponent yet evolving three divisions lower. Stéphane Moulin’s players were satisfied with a goal from Vincent Manceau in the first period (26th) to reach a stage that they had not reached since their journey to the final in 2017. And Montpellier took a little more time to get rid of the Voltigeurs de Châteaubriant, residents of N2 (1-0). It was Florent Mollet who relieved the Hérault residents with a direct free kick at the hour mark (62nd).
At the bottom of the ladder, two little thumbs will continue to play the heralds of amateur football. Rumilly Vallières experienced the greatest feat of arms in its history. The club promoted this season in National 2 crushed Le Puy (4-0), another resident of the fourth division, thanks to goals from Bozon, Peuget, Gay and Liongo Aduma. Rumilly became the second Haut-Savoyard club to reach the quarterfinals of the competition after Evian-Thonon-Gaillard, an unfortunate finalist in 2013.
Rumilly and Canet extend the beautiful story
The other representative of National 2 who will play his place in the last four will be Canet-en-Roussillon. Farid Fouzari’s men, who had already distinguished themselves by eliminating Olympique de Marseille in the previous round, took out Boulogne-sur-Mer (1-0) yet evolving a division above, in National. Scorer against OM, Yohan Bai put the cover back to score the only goal (43rd) of a meeting which almost tipped in favor of the Northerners in the second act so much the Catalans suffered.
Saumur was in the running for this role of little thumb. The National 3 club (fifth division) believed it against Toulouse, equalizing quickly after conceding a penalty in the first period. But he gave in in the second period against the candidate for the rise in Ligue 1, currently second in Ligue 2 (1-2).