French Cup round-up

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Four goals from John Utaka sent Rennes through to the French Cup quarter finals after 4-1 thrashing of amateurs Colmar.

The Nigerian international (pictured) struck his first five minutes in before minnows Colmar drew level just before half time through Francois Bader.

Former Lens striker Utaka, however, silenced the partisan Colmar crowd in Mulhouse with three goals in six second-half minutes to send Rennes into the last eight.

Ligue 1 leaders Lyon are through to quarter finals, as Juninho Pernambucano's strike ten minutes after half time gave Gerard Houllier's side a 1-0 win over Ligue 2 club Bastia.

Nantes also proved too strong for Ligue 2 opposition, as goals from Jean-Jacques Pierre, Dennis Oliech and Olivier Quint gave them a 3-0 home win over Dijon.