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PSG and Marseille reach French Cup quarter-finals

Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 0.32CET
Nenê's early strike ensured Paris Saint-Germain FC beat Dijon FCO to reach the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on a night when Olympique de Marseille also progressed.
PSG and Marseille reach French Cup quarter-finals
PSG's Nenê celebrates getting the only goal against Dijon ©AFP

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Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 0.32CET

PSG and Marseille reach French Cup quarter-finals

Nenê's early strike ensured Paris Saint-Germain FC beat Dijon FCO to reach the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on a night when Olympique de Marseille also progressed.

Paris Saint-Germain FC squeezed past Dijon FCO to reach the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France courtesy of Nenê's early strike while Brandão scored twice as Olympique de Marseille brought fourth division FC Bourg-Péronnas's run to an end.

Carlo Ancelotti's PSG made an impressive start and forged ahead on 15 minutes when Nenê capitalised on a mistake by Baptiste Reynet in the Dijon goal to give the Ligue 1 pacesetters the lead. Hosts Dijon improved after the break with the introduction of on-loan Chelsea FC midfielder Gaël Kakuta but they failed to take the game into extra time as PSG held on to maintain their hopes of a domestic double.

In the night's other round of 16 tie, OM had little trouble in eliminating visitors Bourg-Péronnas. Two goals from Brandão and one from Jordan Ayew ensured that Ousmane Diaby's strike on 74 minutes was only a consolation. OM and PSG join Montpellier Hérault SC, Valenciennes FC, Olympique Lyonnais, Stade Rennais FC and third-tier Gazelec FCO Ajaccio in the draw for the last eight.

Last updated: 16/02/12 12.48CET

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