Ligue 2 frontrunners Évian Thonon Gaillard FC pulled off the upset of the Coupe de France round of 64 by seeing off Olympique de Marseille 3-1, with the French champions the only top-flight outfit to tumble on Sunday.
Seven Ligue 1 clubs suffered shocks on Saturday but none were higher profile than UEFA Champions League contenders Marseille, who fielded a relatively strong lineup on a difficult pitch. Évian edged ahead through Cédric Barbosa after 12 minutes and they stunned the visitors again just moments later when Yannick Sagbo side-footed past Elinton Andrade.
A Cédric Cambon own goal close to the hour mark gave OM a platform to fight back, but they were unable to equalise and conceded a Kévin Bérigaud header with four minutes remaining.
Stade Rennais FC steered clear of any such danger as they delivered the biggest win of the round, seeing off third-tier AS Cannes 7-0 thanks in part to two goals apiece from Alexander Tettey and Victor Montano.
Stade Brestois 29 and AS Nancy-Lorraine also defended the honour of Ligue 1 teams but both had to work tremendously hard, Brest sealing a 1-0 extra-time victory at sixth-tier FC Issy-les-Moulineaux and Nancy needing a penalty shoot-out to dispose of fourth-division hosts Aurillac FCA following a 2-2 draw.
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