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Cup scares for Lille, Marseille and Bordeaux

Published: Monday 23 January 2012, 8.00CET
Holders LOSC Lille Métropole and Olympique de Marseille required extra-time winners in the French Cup round of 32 while FC Girondins de Bordeaux survived being taken to penalties.
Cup scares for Lille, Marseille and Bordeaux
Lille's Gianni Bruno is ecstatic after his winner at Compiègne ©AFP
Published: Monday 23 January 2012, 8.00CET

Cup scares for Lille, Marseille and Bordeaux

Holders LOSC Lille Métropole and Olympique de Marseille required extra-time winners in the French Cup round of 32 while FC Girondins de Bordeaux survived being taken to penalties.

French Cup holders LOSC Lille Métropole and Olympique de Marseille both required extra-time winners to overcome lower-tier opposition while FC Girondins de Bordeaux were taken to penalties as the round of 32 posed another set of problems for France's top-flight sides.

Gianni Bruno made the difference for Lille against fourth-tier AFC Compiègne as his powerful header sealed a 1-0 win six minutes before spot kicks were required. Morgan Amalfitano and Loïc Rémy did likewise for Marseille by delivering a 3-1 victory against Ligue 2 Le Havre AC in extra time, Ryan Mendes da Graça having threatened a shock result when he gave the visitors an early lead.

Things were even tighter for Bordeaux as their tie with third-division US Créteil-Lusitanos ended 2-2, and Francis Gillot's men were grateful to a pair of Cédric Carrasso saves in the shoot-out to send them through.

AC Ajaccio and AJ Auxerre were not so fortunate as they both fell to teams from below the elite, Ajaccio losing 3-2 to fourth-tier FC Bourg-Péronnas after extra time and Auxerre beaten 2-1 at home by Ligue 2 side LB Châteauroux.

The all-Ligue 1 tie between OGC Nice and Stade Rennais FC yielded a goalless draw and a penalty shoot-out win for visitors Rennes, while Paris Saint-Germain FC triumphed 4-0 at Sablé FC.

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