Coupe De France: Bordeaux, Nancy & Auxerre are all dumped out the cup

Montpellier 0 – Dunkerque 1 (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008) Dunkerque caused a major upset knocking out Montpellier thanks to Tainmont’s first half goal.

Alencon 2 – Lorient 2* (Pens. 4-5) (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008) Daniel put Alecon in the lead but Gameiro pulled the Ligue 1 side level. Namouchi then scored a wonderful half-volley from 30-yards out only for the minnows to equalise through Paris’ late volley. Liorent won on penalties.

Bordeaux 0 – St. Etienne 1 (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008) St. Etienne caused a mini-upset knocking high-flying Bordeaux out the cup, Batefimbi Gomis found a little space in teh box which allowed him to score a 74th minute winner.

Sochaux 0 – Rennes 1 (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008) Moussa Sow headed home the only goal of the game just before the break.

Arras 1 – Nice 3 (AET) (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008) In heavy fog Ben Saada fired Nice in the lead but Arras levelled through Michael Bellatreche in barely visible conditions. (Both goals here.) In extra time the Ligue 1 side took control, Eric Mouloungui and Ben Saada ensuring Nice’s passage through to next round.

Romorantin 0* – Nancy 0 (Pens. 4-2) (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008) Nancy were the top flight’s biggest casualty losing to fourth division Romorantin on penalties.

Ajaccio 1* – Auxerre 1 (Pens. 3-2) (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008) Benoit Pedretti put home side Auxerre in front after 26 minutes but Ligue 2 Ajaccio equalised nine minutes later through Cedric Uras. The Corsican club then won on penalties.

Alfortville 0 – Le Havre 2 (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008)

Vannes 1 – Chateauroux 0 (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008)

Nantes 2 – Caen 2* (Pens. 3-5) (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008)

Louhans Cuiseaux 0 – Troyes 1 (AET)  (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008) A horrific 120th minute own goal from Moulin dumped Louhans out the cup.

Schirrhein 4 – Clermont Foot 2 (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008)

Toulouse 0* – Valenciennes 0 (Pens. 5-4) (Coupe De France, January 3, 2008)


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