Brest knock Toulouse out of Cup
Ligue 2 side Brest upset the odds tonight to clinch a place in the last 16 of the Coupe de France at the expense of top-flight Toulouse, while Bordeaux and Marseille also crashed out.
Substitute Romain Poyet broke the deadlock for Brest after 74 minutes, 10 minutes after being introduced to the action, and a Richard Socrier penalty three minutes from time sealed victory for the visitors. Brest will travel to Lens in the next round after Jean-Guy Wallemme's troops advanced with a 3-1 home win over Marseille.
Issam Jemaa's first-half double set the northern club on their way and Toifilou Maoulida put the result beyond doubt with the third goal 12 minutes after the restart. Benoit Cheyrou pulled one back for Didier Deschamps' side four minutes later but it was merely a consolation.
The other Coupe de France matches this evening were last-16 encounters. Bordeaux's miserable week continued as they were dumped out 2-0 on their own turf by Monaco. The French champions, beaten 4-2 by Rennes on Saturday, went down to a goal in each half from Djimi Traore and Moussa Maazou.
Plabennec's cup adventure was finally ended with a thumping 4-0 defeat at Auxerre. The third-tier club, who ousted Ligue 1 sides Nice and Nancy in the previous two rounds, met their match in Jean Fernandez's side tonight as an Ireneusz Jelen hat-trick powered the hosts into the last eight. Benoit Pedretti was also on target.
St Etienne were made to work hard to get past Ligue 2 Vannes OC but late goals from Dimitri Payet and Emmanuel Riviere saw Les Verts progress. Boulogne, Sochaux, Quevilly and Paris St Germain all booked their places in the quarter-finals last night.