Aux­erre stunned by min­nows in French Cup

New Straits Times - - Sport -


Fre­jus-Saint-Raphael of the French fourth tier stunned four-time French Cup winners Aux­erre 2-0 at home to make the quar­ter-fi­nals on Tues­day.

Aux­erre last won the cup in 2005 and play­ers such as Eric Can­tona, Djib­ril Cisse, Bacary Sagna and Enzo Scifo were once on the books of the now sec­ondtier out­fit.

Ne­upocoussek Mendy and Karim Tlili got the goals as the French Riviera min­nows en­joyed their great­est ex­ploit.

Top-flight Angers also go into the hat for the quar­ter-fi­nals af­ter a 1-0 win at third-tier CA Bas­tia in Cor­sica while Bordeaux beat Lori­ent 2-1 in an all topflight clash.

Mar­seille played Monaco late yes­ter­day while champions PSG trav­eled to sec­ond-di­vi­sion Niort.

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