OM, OL, Lens and Brest qualified for the 1/8 finals of the French Cup
OM – Hyères (N2): 2-0
With four straight wins in L1, OM showed their sporting style against Hyères this Saturday afternoon. But that vibrancy was dashed first by a swift caution for Leo Balerdi after a foul on Benbachir, then a direct dismissal on Eric Bailly from the 15th minute. The Ivorian centre-back cut off Var’s counter-attack by sinking his foot into Moussa Ndiaye’s chest, a rude gesture that earned him several penalties. The Hyères midfielder left the Turcan stadium on a stretcher and then in an ambulance.
In ten against eleven, Tudor sacrificed Issa Kaboré to bring on Chancel Mbemba and his team did not look feverish. Veretout’s direct free-kick from the left ended up on the crossbar (25th), Hyéroise’s few sparks (Zerfaoui, 35th) didn’t bother Ruben Blanco, and after Bamba Dieng’s shot (38th), Cengiz Ünder got a penalty at work. did (45th). He converted (45 + 1) with a greedy panenka by Alexis Sanchez for his first goal in the French Cup.
Despite a brash, numerical advantage in the first half, Hyères were more interesting early in the second half with Barty’s (48th) ferocious strike and, above all, his shot following good work down the left flank by Yohan Mollo. Captain Sahnoune’s post was perfectly placed at the entrance to the surface (55th). Hyères’ luck ran out and Dieng, who had missed all but the hardest this Saturday, executed the penalty (71st). Disciplined OM continued to wait for the opponent to hit better in transitions (Under and Ben Seghir also beat the balls 3-0) and they were helped by the lack of efficiency of the National 2 residents, who were very inaccurate in the Marseille area.
Lyon-Metz (M2): 2-1
The hierarchy was respected at the Groupama Stadium, where Lyon, eighth in L1, won (2-1) over Metz, sixth in L2. Untroubled in the first period, OL, admittedly dominant, still struggled to pick up the pace. But he still has chances, including two very clear ones: one from a free-kick that Caqueret found the net (18th), and the other from Moussa Dembélé who mixed up a perfect serve from Tetê (20th). The latter also tried his luck (39) but faced the alert Oukidja, as did Barcola (34).
At the beginning of the second half, Messines were more threatening, Mikautadze (47), then Maiga (56). And they were able to respond to Lyon’s opening game – Barcola signed with his right foot (60th), thus the author of his first professional goal – thanks to a great shot from 20 meters into the top corner of Jallow (64th). But even if Candé was unlucky in the decisive goal, the incoming Argentinian world champion Tagliaficio headed home Luceba’s (77th) header from Cherki’s corner, but Lorraine bowed out quite logically in the end. At the end of the match, OL could feel a great sense of relief!
Linas-Montlery (N3) – Goal: 0-2
PSG’s runners-up (four points behind) in Ligue 1, RC Lens were serious about getting into the Coupe de France after escaping the trap set by Linas-Montlhéry (N3) on the tough turf of Bondoufle (Essonne). Thanks to the good training of Franck Haise (2-0).
Racing, who dominated throughout the game, made the difference at the end of the game with the introductions of Seko Fofana and Florian Sotoca. First duty with Lens (72nd) before making the decisive assist for Florian Sotoca (79).
With a heavily reshuffled starting line-up – Jean-Louis Leca, Ismael Boura, Remi Labeau Lascari and Le Cardinal in their prime – despite Linas-Montlhéry’s (N3) consistent performance, Lens has been used to exploitation at the Cut of late. years. Hayse managed his playing time well in Wednesday’s match in Strasbourg (9pm) and David Pereira Da Costa was able to test his right shoulder after playing half an hour.
Avranches (N) – Brest: 0-2
Brestois, who couldn’t have been more brilliant and efficient, secured a late-match (2-0) qualification for the Coupe de France round of 16 in Avranches (N) this Saturday afternoon. Shaken from the start, especially by the spinning one-armed attack, they knew how to react to gradually establish a fairly clear dominance.
However, this was marred by a number of technical guesses that cannot fully explain the absence at the start: Marco Bizot (rest), Romain Del Castillo (calf), Mathias Pereira Lage (ankle), as well as Brendan Chardonnet, Franck Honorat and Mehdi Camara (on the bench).
In charge of Finistere for the first time (17th in Ligue 1 and first relegation), Eric Roy appointed Joaquin Blazques in goal, Kenny Lala finally qualified on the flank and Karamoko Dembele as an attacking midfielder on the right. But captain Pierre Lees-Melou at the far post after a corner from Franck Honorat (74th), then Axel Camblan (90+4) provided the basics with a fine strike.