The “Sangliers” of Sedan dreamed of rediscovering the traces of their golden age, they who are currently playing in the fourth division (National 2). But the strength of Angers was enough to offer the Ligue 1 club a logical ticket for the next round (1-0).
The SCO found the fault early enough, thanks to a very good ball call from the side Vincent Manceau, at the conclusion of a shot flush with the post (25 ‘). Without succeeding in taking shelter, Stéphane Moulin’s men calmly dominated the rest of the meeting against the finalist of the 1999 edition and continue to dream of a journey similar to their epic of 2017, ended with a defeat in final against Paris SG (1-0).
Two Little Thumbs
For Montpellier, the other elite team competing on Wednesday, success took longer to take shape, but Florent Mollet freed his people on the ground of the Voltigeurs de Châteaubriant with a beautiful direct free kick (62 ‘ , 1-0).
The Angevins and Montpellier join the PSG, which had eliminated Lille in March, and Monaco, winner of Metz on penalties on Tuesday, in the quarter-finals. Until possibly Lyon, opposed to the Red Star Thursday (7 p.m.) in the last meeting of the round of 16.
In a more balanced poster on paper between two N2 formations, GFA Rumilly-Vallières delivered a very successful performance to dominate Le Puy (4-0). Arthur Bozon started the hostilities (12 ‘), before a one-sided end to the game with three goals scored in the last ten minutes against helpless Ponots.
A little later, another N2 team also donned the costume of Petit Poucet for this competition: Le Canet en Roussillon. Fallen from Olympique de Marseille in the previous round, this formation signed a new good performance by dismissing Boulogne-sur-Mer, resident of National, the third division (1-0).
For Saumur, the only National 3 team still in the running, hope was allowed after an equalizer from Bouhoutt (32 ‘), but Toulouse, the last Ligue 2 club in the event, ended up coming out (2 -1).
This historic competition saw its format modified in this year of pandemic: amateur and professional clubs could not compete before the stage of the round of 16. For the two Petits Poucets Rumilly and Le Canet, this qualification also simply means the right to continue to train collectively, in times of confinement where only the Coupe de France has been maintained in amateur competitions.
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