Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco, Rumilly Vallières and Angers SCO already qualified, the knockout stages of the Coupe de France continued this Wednesday evening as three matches started at 6:45 p.m. Resident of Ligue 1, Montpellier HSC went to Châteaubriant to face the Voltigeurs (National 2). A match normally within the reach of the team of Michel Der Zakarian who made a little turn while keeping executives like Hilton, Mollet or Delort to name a few.
From the start, the Castelbriantais played their luck to the full and lit the first match by Wandji (2nd). The locals were not disturbed by the event and even got the best opportunities with Fayolle (32nd) and Vernet (34th). The Héraultais, they had the possession but did not manage at all to endanger the formation of N2. But ultimately, the solution came with a set piece. On a well-placed free kick, Mollet left no chance for Milon (62nd, 0-1). The Montpellier residents then tried to take shelter (68th, 72nd), in vain. Victorious 1-0, the MHSC will therefore see the quarter-finals.
Canet-en-Roussillon continues the adventure
For its part, Toulouse FC, relegated to Ligue 2 almost a year ago, was opposed to Olympique Saumur FC, a National 3 club. Patrice Garande’s team was therefore favorite on paper but the Violets did not. have not been walking on the lawn of the Stade des Rives du Thouet. In Maine-et-Loire, Téfécé first opened the scoring through Spierings on penalty (20th, 0-1) but the locals equalized shortly after thanks to Bouhoutt (32nd, 1-1) . The deliverance finally came from Kasongo in the 67th minute of play (1-2). A winning choice from Garande who had launched it on time. 2-1 final victory for Toulouse, which also advances to the next round.
Finally, in the duel between Canet-en-Roussillon and Boulogne at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan, it was the Canétois who won their ticket for the quarter-finals. After eliminating Olympique de Marseille in the previous round, the National 2 club made the difference thanks to an achievement by Bai just before the break (42nd, 1-0). The dream continues for Canet-en-Roussillon. As a reminder, the round of 16 will end this Thursday with the opposition between Red Star and Olympique Lyonnais at the Stade Bauer in Saint-Ouen (7 p.m.), with just behind the draw for the quarters.
The results of 6:45 p.m .:
Canet-en-Roussillon FC (N2) 1-0 US Boulogne CO (N): Bay (42nd)
Voltigeurs Châteaubriant (N2) 0-1 Montpellier HSC (L1) : Mollet (62nd)
Olympique Saumur FC (N3) 1-2 Toulouse FC (L2) : Bouhoutt (32nd); Spierings (20th sp), Kasongo (67th)