Monaco survive Vannes scare, Lyon win

Big-spenders Monaco were given a scare in the French Cup on Sunday before a late Yannick Ferreira Carrasco winner eased them past third division Vannes 3-2 and into the last-32.

Top flight leaders Paris Saint-Germain had their match at Brest postponed until Tuesday at the weather-hit Brittany club, while Lille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Guingamp, Rennes, Montpellier and Ajaccio all advanced.

Ligue 1 clubs Nantes, beaten 2-0 by Nice, and Evian, downed 1-0 by Bastia, were knocked out by top flight rivals.

Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao cancelled out a first minute strike from Hendrick Cakin 60 seconds later, only for the hosts to move ahead again nine minutes before half-time through 21-year-old French striker Yannick Aguemon.

Falcao's compatriot James Rodriguez tied the match just before the break before Belgium midfielder Ferreira Carrasco avoided extra-time and a potentially embarrassing exit, with the winning goal for the Ligue 1 high-flyers four minutes from the conclusion of a spirited Cup tie.

Monaco brought a squad assembled for a budget of €130m to the west of France for a fixture against a Vannes outfit put together for just €3m.

Elsewhere, holders Bordeaux grinded down third division Raon l'Etape 2-1, Lille came back to down Amiens 3-1, helped by a brace from Côte d'Ivoire striker Salomon Kalou, and Montpellier defeated lower tier club Rodez 2-0.

Seven-time French champions Lyon thrashed La Suze 6-1, where Christian Grenier, Alexandre Lacazette and Bafetimbi Gomis each scored twice.

In the final match of the evening, Marseille and Reims couldn't find the target within 90 minutes but Marseille pulled out a 2-0 win over the Ligue 1 adversaries with two goals from Andre Pierre Gignac in the 94th and 115th minutes to seal passage to the last 16.