Clermont News and Features
Dijon, Brest and Clermont were among the bigger names to be knocked out of the Coupe de France by lower-league opposition on Saturday.
CA Bastia almost embarrassed Auxerre and Ligue 2 leaders Metz were eliminated on a lively night of action in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Of the three Championnat National clubs in action, only one emerged victorious in the Coupe de la Ligue - CA Bastia.
Ajaccio Ligue 2 side Ajaccio had a narrow escape against lower-league opposition in the Coupe de France, though Angers were not so lucky.
Angers Ligue 2 side Angers travel to Dinan Lehon in round eight of the Coupe de France hoping for a repeat of last year's semi-final heroics.
Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 leaders Marseille travel to Rennes for a Coupe de la Ligue last-32 clash on Wednesday, while Bordeaux are at Toulouse on Tuesday.
Auxerre Julien Viale scored a hat-trick as a 10-man Auxerre beat Nancy 3-0 to move into the Coupe de la Ligue third round.
Ajaccio Ajaccio will look to put themselves back among Ligue 1 company as they enter the Coupe de la Ligue at the second-round stage on Tuesday.
Clermont Corinne Diacre claimed her maiden win as Clermont coach as the Ligue 2 side beat Istres 1-0 in the first round of the Coupe de la Ligue.
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