Nice lost 3-0 at second division Brest. Stade Rennes narrowly escaped a similar fate, needing two late goals from striker Moussa Sow to win 3-2 at fifth division Corsican side Corte.
Ligue 1 basement club Racing Strasbourg, who were thrashed 4-0 by Olympique Lyon in the league on Wednesday, restored their pride with a 4-0 demolition of Nancy in one of the round's three clashes between top division sides.
There was plenty of drama in St Etienne where Lille won 1-0 with 10 men courtesy of a header from striker Matt Moussilou four minutes into added time in extra time.
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The visitors had midfielder Yohan Cabaye sent off for a second booking in the 81st minute.
A second-half goal from striker Olivier Thomert gave Racing Lens a 1-0 win at Le Mans in the other all-Ligue 1 tie. Olympique Lyon play on Sunday at second division Grenoble while holders Auxerre visit fourth division Noisy-le-Sec.
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