Rennes 2 – St. Etienne 0 (Coupe De France, January 24, 2009) Jimmy Briand, Rennes’ lethal striker, found the net on the stroke of halftime with a lightening counter-attack after St. Etienne conspired to lose possession from their own free-kick on the halfway line. Briand then completed his double and sealed the match two minutes from time.
Boulogne 3 – Caen 1 (Coupe De France, January 24, 2009) Ligue 2 Boulogne set-up a mini-shock in the opening stages against top-flight Caen after Cuvillier’s deflected shot and Mouyokolo’s header gave them a 2-nil lead. But Caen’s serial goalscorer Steve Savidan pulled a goal back before the break with a back-post header that looped over the keeper.
Schirrhein 0 – Toulouse 8 (Coupe De France, January 24, 2009) In the Coupe De France, Soren Larsen gave Toulouse the lead at tiny Schirrhein from the seventh tier of French football with a clinical finish in the box. Daniel Congre headed in a second in the 42nd minute and Andre-Pierre Gignac added a third on the whistle to end any thoughts of a giant-killing. Early in the second-half Soren Larsen tapped in the fourth and fifth, as the Danish striker completed his hat-trick. Moussa Sissoko added the sixth with a fine run from deep after beating a number of defenders. Soren Larsen added yet another tap-in for the seventh and Daniel Braaten claimed the eighth.
Concarneau 0 – Lyon 6 (Coupe De France, January 24, 2009) Amateur side Concarneau fell behind the French giants Lyon when Jean-Alain Boumsong was in the right place to convert a scrappy corner. Anthony Mounier, on a rare start for Lyon, headed home the second. Mounier added the third with a fine header after the break. In the final three minutes Lyon made their class count with goals from Delgado, Keita and Piquionne.
Ajaccio 2 – Vannes 0 (Coupe De France, January 23, 2009)