Lacina Traore scored 4 occasions and was sent off for Monaco within the Coupe de France as Pascal Baills and Bruno Genesio created winning begins.
Pascal Baills and Bruno Genesio enjoyed positive starts to their spells with Montpellier and Lyon, presiding over Coupe de France victories against Epernay and Limoges respectively on Sunday.
Baills was confirmed as Rolland Courbis’ replacement prior to the turn on the year whilst Lyon’s former assistant Genesio was also appointed as Hubert Fournier’s replacement throughout the winter break.
And each moved into the final 32 on Sunday against fifth-tier opponents, despite the fact that Lyon enjoyed a much more routine examination in the course of their 7-0 success at the Complexe Sportif Michel Amand – Maxwell Cornet and Rachid Ghezzal scoring twice each and every.
Montpellier required just a Mustapha Yatabare aim to ensure their narrow achievement in Epernay – the four-time champions joining Monaco in the subsequent round immediately after a resounding 10-2 win over seventh-tier amateur opponents Saint-Jean Beaulieu.
Lacina Traore was inside the thick of factors for Monaco against their near-neighbours as the Ivorian scored four instances just before becoming dismissed together with opponent Yann Mariotti for an apparent exchange at half-time.
“[Lacina] told the other player: ‘Shut your mouth.’ I will be very interested to know the justification from the referee,” Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim stated afterwards.
Even just after Traore’s exit, Leonardo Jardim’s males proved a reduce above – Fabinho scoring a brace in the spot – whilst holders Paris Saint-Germain edged past Wasquehal 1-0.
The Championnat de France Amateur side fought really hard but had been undone by Zlatan Ibrahimovic within a 1-0 defeat, while PSG’s top-tier rivals Saint-Etienne were taken all the way by fifth-tier Raon l’Etape.
Christophe Galtier’s guys sit sixth in Ligue 1 and led by means of Neal Maupay after 21 minutes just before Jonathan Clauss struck just prior to the hour to send the game to added time and later penalties.
Saint-Etienne failed to convert two of their very first three spot-kicks but created by far the most of 3 missed penalties from their hosts to squeeze by way of as well as Marseille, who also needed penalties to get past Caen immediately after 120 goalless minutes.
Bordeaux had been offered a stern test in their 3-2 win at Frejus St-Raphael – Diego Rolan having the winner just after 90 minutes – while Ligue 2’s Evian necessary further time to pull clear of fifth-tier Annecy at the Parc des Sports -as Seydou Keita’s second of the day and additional ambitions from Gustavo Campanharo and Ibrahim Toure ended hopes of an upset.
There have been contrasting fortunes for two other CFA two sides as Lorient ended Tours’ hopes in added time using a 3-2 win, though Sarreguemines sprung a surprise to view off Valenciennes – El Hassane M’Barki’s early strike adequate to earn progression.
Ligue 1 Guingamp – winners in 2014 – beat Chantilly 4-0 thanks to 4 second-half goals although Tallo Gadji’s penalty just before the break earned Lille a 1-0 win at Amiens.
Trelissac ran out 2-0 winners at Muret, Bourg en Bresse avoided an upset with a 3-1 win against fourth-tier Mulhouse and Boulogne held their nerve within the penalty shootout against Saint-Omer, while Julien Toudic’s late winner helped Ligue two Ajaccio to a 1-0 win against amateur side Volvic.