Lorient dump Lyon out of French League Cup; Marseille pip Lille to the semis

Lorient 1 – Lyon 0 (Coupe de la Ligue, January 27, 2010) Forward Kevin Gameiro exploited a blunder from Croatia defender Dejan Lovren to volley home from close range on four minutes and send Lorient into the last four.

Marseille 2 – Lille 1 (Coupe de la Ligue, January 27, 2010) Tulio De Melo had given the visitors a fifth-minute lead when he finished off a slick counter-attack but Argentine playmaker Lucho Gonzalez slammed home moments later to bring Marseille level. Mathieu Valbuena swept home Mamadou Niang’s cutback with eight minutes remaining.

Guingamp 0 – Toulouse 1 (Coupe de la Ligue, January 27, 2010) Albin Ebondo scored the only goal of the game in the 55th minute, leaving Guingamp, who knocked out PSG in the last round, to console themselves with the defence of their Coupe de France crown.

Colmar 1 – Boulogne 2 (Coupe De France, January 27, 2010) Juan Lorca put the visitors ahead after nine minutes and Jeremy Blayac doubled their advantage on the stroke of halftime. Jeremy Grimm halved the deficit from the penalty spot six minutes after the interval but the equaliser was not forthcoming.