PARIS (AP) — French Cup winners Nantes wanted penalties to win fifth-placed Thaon and attain the final 16 on Sunday.
After the match ended 0-0, coach Antoine Kombouaré’s workforce retained the braveness to win the penalty shootout 4-2.
All the highest groups superior.
Lens is second within the league and confirmed why with a 3-1 sweeping win in a serious league recreation in Brest. Striker Wesley Saïd scored for defender Facundo Medina and midfielder Adrien Thomasson, newly transferred from Strasbourg, for Lens.
Skilled Algerian ahead Islam Slimani scored for Brest.
Six-time cup winner Lille beat second-tier Pau 2-0 and English midfielder Angel Gomes scored the second purpose with a advantageous 25-metre shot within the 79th minute.
Auxerre is nineteenth within the majors however loved a much-needed 4-0 win at second-tier Niort, with midfielder Gaëtan Perrin scoring two objectives.
On Monday, Paris Saint-Germain, a file 14-time winner, is in Lens at novice facet Pays de Cassel.
PSG had been allowed to take the sport again after enjoying an exhibition match in Saudi Arabia on Thursday..
Coach Christophe Galtier saved his promise to construct a powerful workforce and added World Cup prime scorers Kylian Mbappé and Neymar to his roster.
However he put the World Cup winner Lionel Messi to relaxation.
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