No bad surprise for Niort, Sochaux and Paris FC on Saturday afternoon. For their first Coupe de France match of the season, the three Ligue 2 teams qualified for the 8th round. Traveling to Les Ulis (N3), the Parisians won without too much difficulty (3-1) while the Chamois settled for the minimum (1-0) on the lawn of the Écureuils de Mérignac-Arlac (R1), Kévin Rocheteau scoring the only goal of the game in the eighth minute.
Sochaux against an N3 in the next round
We had to be a little more patient on the side of the Bonal stadium to see the opening of the Sochaux score against Hombourg-Haut (R2). After a goalless first period despite the crossbar found by Aldo Kalulu on a half-volley (38th), the Doubistes, somewhat reworked compared to the eleven aligned last Saturday against QRM (2-2)found the fault on the penalty spot, converted by Moussa Doumbia twenty minutes from the end of regulation time (71st).
Ten minutes later, Maxime Do Couto scored the break goal (79th) before Doumbia scored twice just before the final whistle. Final score: 3-0. The Sochaliens will face either the Union Sportive Sarre-Union (N3) or the Entente sportive thaonnaise (N3) in the next round.