After a Saturday rich in surprises with the Red Star and the Puy at the top of the bill, the rest of the round of 16 of the Coupe de France delivered, this Sunday, a logical verdict.
Lille and Angers enforced the hierarchy.
The Voltigeurs de Châteaubriant, residents of N2 (4th division), will be one of the Petit Poucet of the future round of 16.
The dream passes for the Franciscan Club
The Martinican club will have had a great stay in Metropolitan France.
Arrived on February 27, the resident of R1 (6th Division) was accommodated in Clairefontaine, where the players had a preparation of "pros".
The only constraint, confinement with a very strict health bubble.
Against Angers, the Martinicans have put a lot of commitment.
But they couldn't keep up this high pace.
Angers opened the scoring with a header from Fulgini (1-0, 31st).
The Franciscan Club then finds itself at ten after the direct red of Sébastien Lepel (36th) for a high foot.
If Yann Thimon's free kick flirts with the skylight (44th), Angers takes cover on a personal feat of Ibrahim Amadou (2-0, 45th).
In the second half, Stéphane Moulin's team added up with three new goals scored by Bahoken (53rd), Amadou (60th) and Fatar (87th)
A quiet first for Lille Karnezis
Arrived in September from Naples for a transfer estimated between 4 and 5 M €, Orestis Karnezis, the experienced Greek international goalkeeper (35 years old, 49 caps), played his first match with Lille in Corsica against Gazélec Ajaccio.
The lining of Mike Maignan, passed by Panathinaïkos, Udinese, Grenada or Watford, spent a quiet evening.
If Gazelec, which is trying to rebuild itself in National 2 after having experienced three runs in four years, managed to score at the end of the match (1-3, 87th) by its Belgian international David Pollet (ex-Anderlecht, Charleroi), the leader of Ligue 1 has never trembled.
Christophe Galtier's team, who had turned, scored by Durimel (10th csc), Xeka (72nd) and David (84th).
Vernet makes the Voltigeurs de Châteaubriant soar
The joy of Châteaubriant fans, who qualified after beating Romorantin.
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In the duel between the National 2 clubs, it was the Voltigeurs de Châteaubriant who won (3-1) at Romorantin.
The Loire-Atlantique club climbed for the first time in its history in the round of 16.
There is, in fact, only one federal contract in the team which includes educational assistants, educators, drive or logistics employees ... Logistics manager, David Vernet (31 years) is the captain of the Voltigeurs where he arrived in 2014 after having played in Laval or Cholet.
Thanks to his hat-trick (10th, 30th, 90th + 5), he capsized his club in a sweet euphoria.