French Cup Recap: Lyon Survive Montpellier Scare To Book Last Eight Spot; Metz, Troyes Suffer Elimination

Olympique Lyon have qualified for the French Cup quarter-finals after they survived a scare from their hosts and former French champions Montpellier in their Round of 16 clash.

Maxwel Cornet gave Les Gones reward for their bright start in the 13th minute before they were pegged back by the home side some nine minutes later through Jonathan Ikore.

It didn’t take long for Bruno Genesio’s men to re-establish their lead following in-form captain Nabir Fekir’s success from the spot three minutes after they had been pegged back.

The scoreline stayed at 2-1 till the end of the game Thanks to the heroics of Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes who helped his side preserve their lead to aid a last eight spot.

Caen, Lens and Chambly are also through to the quarter-finals after respective victories over Metz, Troyes and US Cranvillaise.

Caen saw off Metz 3-2 on penalties after regulation time (1-1) and extra time (2-2) ended in a stalemate while Ligue 2 side Lens stunned top flight side Troyes 1-0. Chambly also won their last 16 clash with US Cranvillaise by a 1-0 scoreline.