Olympique Lyonnais trembled, but validated their qualification for the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on penalties against Lille (2-2, 4-2 on pens) on Wednesday, like Nantes at Angers (1-1, 4- 2 tab) before the shock of the evening, Marseille-Paris SG.
Lyon will be able to thank their goalkeeper Anthony Lopes. The goalkeeper relaxed well to repel the shot on goal by Mohamed Bayo, already unhappy at the end of the game on a final counter-attack which could have given Losc victory.
But it was OL, struggling in the Championship, who won their ticket to the quarterfinals, with the hope of lifting a trophy which they have been missing since 2012, and which would undoubtedly save their season.
The Lyonnais are doing well, because despite two quick goals from Rayan Cherki and Alexandre Lacazette, they had gradually fallen apart and were punished by a penalty from Jonathan David and a goal from Edon Zhegrova.
In another shock between Ligue 1 teams, FC Nantes snatched their qualification on penalties on the lawn of Angers (1-1, 4-2 pens), and keeps alive their chances of an improbable double after his victorious epic last season.
Against the red lantern in the Championship, the Canaries almost lost the derby on a “gag” goal signed Abdallah Sima after a clearance by goalkeeper Rémy Descamps blocked by his own defender. But Florent Mollet equalized in extremis, before a perfect penalty shootout.
– Rodez brings down Auxerre –
The surprise of the evening came from Auxerre, the only L1 club opposed to a lower division team.
Facing Rodez, resident of Ligue 2, the Auxerrois lacked efficiency and finally sank in the second half, losing 3-2. Rodez reaches the quarter-finals of the Cup for the third time in its history.
Toulouse for its part spent a quiet evening against Reims, easily mastered (3-1). The Champenois suffer their first defeat in competition since September 18.
The “Petit Poucet” of the 4th division (N2), Vierzon, for his part measured the gap which separated him from the professional world by losing against Grenoble (1-0).
Finally, Paris FC left the competition at the end of the suspense, at home against Annecy in this Ligue 2 duel (1-1, 6-5 on pens). It took 16 shots on goal to decide between the two teams!
There will therefore be three L2 clubs in the quarter-finals.
The round of 16 ends Thursday with a Lorient-Lens poster, at 9:00 p.m.