Lens out, Montpellier was scared, Puy Foot created the feat against Lorient … What to remember from the round of 16 of the Coupe de France



The heroic Red Star against Lens

It’s the surprise of the day. Lens faced Red Star (National), for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, this Saturday, March 6. And the fifth in Ligue 1 fell. In a meeting placed in a false rhythm, the Red Star opened the scoring in the 21st minute through Ba. The Ile-de-France club chained the opportunities but was subsequently punished by Facundo Medina, who equalized with a header from a corner. The Lensois then took the advantage with a nice goal from Doucouré, after a good collective streak.

Fans then entered the Bauer Stadium to cheer on the Red Star. A support that has borne fruit since the Parisian club returned to the score, and managed to win in the last moments of the meeting (3-2).

Montpellier jostled

The derby kept its promises on the side of Pibarot. 34 years after the last arrival of a Ligue 1 club in his den, Alès (National 3) wanted to look good. And it is done, even if everything had not necessarily started well. Montpellier made it easier by opening the scoring quickly thanks to Jordan Ferri. But the National 3 club pushed and managed to equalize in the 22nd minute. In a crazy end to the game with opportunities on both sides, the MHSC took the advantage through Gaëtan Laborde, in the 84th minute of play (1-2).

Three penalties whistled in 30 minutes

In the meeting between Valenciennes (Ligue 2) and Metz, it was Stéphanie Frappart who stood out. From the fourth minute, the referee designated the penalty spot in favor of VA, after a foul by Fabien Centonze on Kévin Cabral. However, Gaëtan Robail missed his shot and did not open the scoring. Three minutes later, it was the turn of the Lorraine club to be awarded a penalty. Fabien Centonze did not tremble to launch the Messins. In the 32nd minute, the Ligue 1 club were awarded another penalty kick and this time it was Thierry Ambrose who was in charge of making the mark worse. The ordeal lasted until the end for Valenciennes, the Northerners coach Olivier Guégan, having even been expelled. FC Metz finally won 4 goals to 0.

Le Puy Foot creates the feat

It was David against Goliath. Puy Foot supporters have been waiting for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France for 46 years. And the Auvergne club distinguished itself brilliantly. He qualified against Lorient (1-0), resident of Ligue 1, thanks to a realization of Joseph, on the hour mark. The Merlus did not manage to return to the scoreboard, the fault to the valor and defense of the National 2 club.

Lyon is taking place

Who said there was no spectacle in the Coupe de France? With a reshaped team, Olympique Lyonnais validated their ticket for the round of 16 against Sochaux (5-2), in a prolific game in goals. In a controlled meeting, the Gones quickly took shelter thanks to Djamel Benlamri (8th). Decisive passer on the opening scoring, Maxwel Cornet participated in the party by scoring a goal with the left knee (10th).

But the Cubs did not give up and reacted before the break through Chris Bedia. Three minutes later, Rayan Cherki allowed OL to regain a certain lead on the scoreboard, with a cross strike, which left Jeannin no chance. In the second half, the Sochaux striker scored his second goal of the game, and restarted the match for 22 minutes, before two new goals from Jason Denayer (77th) and Rayan Cherki (87th) for the Gones.



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