Coupe de France Wrap: Lorient, Nice out early

The Ligue 1 strugglers will have been hoping to make a flying start to the new year in Normandy, however, they instead came unstuck against the Championnat National outfit, who prevailed thanks to a 60th-minute strike from Maguette Diongue.

Avranches held on in the closing stages despite seeing defender Ali Keita sent off nine minutes from time.

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