French Cup draw sets up Ligue 1 duels

PARIS - Monday's draw for the first round of the French Cup set the stage for three all Ligue 1 games: Grenoble v Montpellier, St Etienne v Lorient, and Le Mans v Valenciennes.

Champions and Ligue 1 leaders Girondins Bordeaux will enter the competition against third division Rodez, Olympique Lyon against Racing Strasbourg, who are second from bottom in Ligue 2, and Olympique Marseille against fifth-division Trelissac.

Ligue 2 side and trophy holders Guingamp have been drawn against sixth-division Bonchamp.

The games are scheduled for January 9 and 10.