Gazelec Ajaccio crashes out in Coupe de France

Ligue 2 side Gazelec Ajaccio crashed out of the Coupe de France in the seventh round after a shock 2-0 defeat to Arras.

The Corsican club's hopes of a cup run were ended with a disappointing performance at the Stade Degouve-Brabant, with goals from midfielders Damien Forestier and Valentin Lamiaux making sure of victory for the fourth-tier club.

Gazelec's city rival AC Ajaccio was also given a scare in its 1-0 win at Olympique Ales, but Marvin Diop's penalty in the 62nd minute settled the tie in favour of Ajaccio, which had Mickael Leca sent off after 11 minutes.

Second-tier Troyes limped past Championnat National side Chambly 2-1 while Nimes could only beat fifth-level outfit Auch 2-0.

However, there were no such difficulties for Angers, which hammered Jeunes d'Argentre 10-0 thanks to hat-tricks from Nicolas Pepe and Jonas Henrique Pessalli.

Attacking midfielder Florent Mollet netted four times in Dijon's 9-0 thrashing of Vichy, while Laval was also a big winner, overcoming Saint-Berthevin 7-0.

Elsewhere, Sochaux avoided a surprise exit with a 5-2 away win at Limonest.

Source Omnisport