FC Girondins de Bordeaux scored five to ease into the French Cup last 16 but fellow Ligue 1 high-flyers LOSC Lille Métropole and Montpellier Hérault SC both bowed out at the round of 64 stage.
Lille, third in the top flight, lost 10-9 on penalties after playing out a goalless 120 minutes against fouth-tier SR Colmar in a game called off earlier this month due to a frozen pitch. Colmar were reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Cédric Faivre on 94 minutes but still overcame the UEFA Europa League hopefuls, for whom Tulio De Melo and Stéphane Dumont missed from the spot. Colmar host another top-flight side, US Boulonge, on Wednesday.
Ligue 1 leaders Bordeaux fared better as they made short work of AC Ajaccio, Fernando Cavenaghi helping himself to a hat-trick with goals on 42, 57 and 84 minutes. Jaroslav Plašil (2) and Wendel (37) were also on target in a 5-1 win for the UEFA Champions League contenders. Stade Rennais FC were another Ligue 1 side involved at the round of 32 stage, routinely moving into the last 16 with a 4-0 triumph at fifth-division Olympique Saumur FC on Friday. AS Monaco FC versus Olympique Lyonnais is the pick of Sunday's fixtures, when holders EA Guingamp travel to amateur club FC Mulhouse.
Five other delayed round of 64 games were played on Saturday, when RC Lens, Grenoble Foot 38 − who knocked out Montpellier 3-2 after extra time − and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard all went through. AS Saint-Étienne and AS Nancy-Lorraine join the fray on Sunday. The draw for the round of 16 takes place on Sunday with games to be played on 9 and 10 February.
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