Bordeaux will host Rennes, Pau will face Montpellier in the 32nd final

The two clubs from the South West provided the Ligue 1 clubs for the 32nd finals. The challenge will be daunting for the Girondins against Rennes. Didier Tholot’s men can believe it against Montpellier. The matches are played in Bordeaux and Pau, on January 6, 7 or 8

Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes, the legendary international goalkeeper of FC Nantes, offered a rather preferential draw to Pau FC on Monday evening at the premises of the Stade de la Beaujoire, the lair of the title holder of the Coupe de France. Didier Tholot’s men, current ninth in the Ligue 2 championship, have certainly stopped Olympique de Marseille and Monaco, who were in their hat, but they will still face Montpellier, fourteenth in Ligue 1 and no doubt concerned about their race for the maintenance. From there to qualify this draw as “good”, there is perhaps a step that will not be taken by the Béarnais, who fell from Colomiers in the previous round. The Palois could possibly welcome the team of the new coach, Romain Pitau at the Hameau stadium rather than at the Nouste Camp on January 6, 7 or 8.

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