French Cups round-up
Bordeaux won in the League Cup as Auxerre advanced in the French Cup, but Grenoble were knocked out.
Last Updated: 26/01/10 11:16pm
Bordeaux reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup as Auxerre advanced in the French Cup, but Grenoble were knocked out.
Holders Bordeaux came from behind to secure a 3-2 win over Le Mans as they booked their place in the last eight of the Coupe de la Ligue.
Anthony Le Tallec had given the hosts the lead in the fifth minute but Yoan Gouffran levelled matters for the Ligue 1 champions 10 minutes later and Yoann Gourcuff gave them the lead shortly after the half-hour mark.
Joao Paulo ensured Le Mans went in at half-time on level terms when he equalised in the 38th minute but Jaroslav Plasil scored the winner five minutes after the break.
There was further misery for Le Mans as Joao Paulo was handed a straight red card in stoppage time for a poor tackle from behind on Gourcuff.
In the Coupe de France, Vannes booked themselves a last-16 tie against St Etienne as they saw off Ligue 1 strugglers Grenoble 4-3 after extra-time in a thrilling clash.
The second division side took the lead in the 16th minute through Franck Djadjedje but it seemed as if natural order would be resumed when Jimmy Juan and Nicolas Dieuze scored within minutes of each other to put Grenoble in front with 10 minutes remaining.
Goals from Biagui Kamissoko and Abdoul Camara left Vannes on the verge of an upset but Sandy Paillot pounced in the second minute of stoppage time to send the game to extra-time.
However, Pascal Delhommeau struck with five minutes remaining to ensure Vannes' cup dream continues.
Another Ligue 2 outfit took Auxerre all the way but there was to be no fairytale ending for Sedan as they were eliminated 3-0 on spot-kicks after the match had ended 1-1.
Ireneusz Jelen had opened the scoring for the hosts just before the half-hour mark with Alexis Allart levelling matters three minutes from the break.
Auxerre will meet either Nancy or Plabennec.