Lille, Auxerre and Nantes pass / French Cup

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Find the results of this Sunday evening’s matches, counting for the 16th finals of the Coupe de France.

After a flawless performance by Ligue 1 teams on Saturday, other elite teams entered the scene at the start of the evening, this Sunday. Lille welcomed Pau to try to score his ticket for the knockout stages of the Coupe de France. And LOSC held their rank by signing a 2-0 success. An own goal from Kouassi at the end of the first period put the Northerners on the right track (0-1, 37th). A. Gomes then made the break a quarter of an hour from the end (2-0, 79th). A job well done.

Nantes was scared, Auxerre is reassured

For its part, FC Nantes expected a trap – according to the words of Antoine Kombouaré – in Épinal, facing the small Vosges town of Thaon. In freezing cold, on a frosty lawn, the Canaries avoided the trap set by the locals but they went through the very small door. Despite overwhelming possession in favor of Nantes, Thaon’s players proved to be heroic in pushing their opponent to the penalty shootout. It was finally Nantes who had the last word in this little game (0-0, 4-2 on pens).

The case seemed more delicate for AJ Auxerre, who was traveling to Niort. The Burgundian club found an adversary that it often met during its ten years spent in the antechamber. And AJA reassured themselves by spending a rather quiet evening, with a 4-0 victory at stake. Perrin scored twice (0-1, 39th; 0-4, 67th), while Da Costa (0-2, 43rd) and Abline – for his first goal in the jersey of Auxerre (0-3 , 64th) – also found the net.

Finally, among the other results of this early evening, it is necessary to note the qualifications of Annecy and Verzon, respectively winners against Belfort (1-1, 4-3 pens) and Le Puy (0-0, 5-3 pens) .