In Sunday's featured French Ligue 1 match-up between rivals Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille saw the capital club win 2-0, while Lille beat Ajaccio 3-2 and Montpellier held Lyon to a goalless draw.
Monaco needed a late winner from Yannick Ferreira to get past Vannes 3-2, while Lyon put six pas La Suze and Ligue 1 sides Nice and Bastia both advanced into the last 16 of the Coupe de France.
Laurent Blanc admitted he was disappointed with Paris Saint-Germain's 2-2 draw with Lille, but the coach reflected on his first six months at the helm in a positive light, with the capital side leading the French Ligue 1.
Lille had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw at the Parc des Princes after Paris Saint-Germain equalised on a second-half own goal, while Marseille battled back to finish level with Bordeaux and Lyon were also held to a 2-2 draw by Lorient.
Salomon Kalou led the charge for Lille with a 2-1 win over visiting Bastia, Marseille battled back to earn a point in a 2-2 draw with Lyon and Bordeaux beat Valenciennes 2-1 in Sunday's French Ligue 1 match-ups.
Despite Côte d'Ivoire's ability to regularly qualify for major international competitions over the last eight years, the Elephants' 'golden generation' - led by stars Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Yaya Toure - haven't won a single title.