AS Monaco provides the essentials against Quevilly-Rouen for the first without Niko Kovac, Reims qualified on the wire
After the victories of Nantes, Brest or even Montpellier but also the surprise eliminations of Clermont and Rennes, the round of 16 of the Coupe de France continued this Sunday with four posters scheduled at 6.30 p.m. If the meeting between Jura Sud and ASSE, interrupted in the first minutes of play following the cracking of smoke, is not over, AS Monaco, sixth in Ligue 1, began a new cycle, against Quevilly-Rouen , resident of Ligue 2. At the Robert-Diochon Stadium, the club of the Principality, orphan of Niko Kovac and managed by Stéphane Nado in charge of the interim, knew a delicate start to the match but Nazon, alone against Majecki, lost his duel (4th).
Under the eyes of the current Bruges coach Philippe Clément, strongly expected to succeed the Croatian technician, the Monegasques were gradually emerging from their torpor. And if Boadu failed against Lemaître (14th), the Asemists would finally make the difference in quick succession. Shortly after half an hour of play, Ben Yedder, first of all, perfectly transformed a penalty obtained by the same Boadu (0-1, 33rd). In the process, the French international disguised himself as a passer for Volland who concluded from an outside from the left (0-2, 37th). Break in pocket, the ASM was however surprised just before the break. Found by Gbelle, Sidibé chained hook and strike from the left, leaving the last Asémist rampart totally powerless (1-2, 43rd). Suspense revived, on the return from the locker room, the Normans got a great opportunity but the local free kick failed in the small net of Majecki (50th).
Monaco managed its first without Niko Kovac!
A few moments later Volland recovered an interesting ball at the entrance to the area and placed a precise strike from the left which deceived the vigilance of Lemaître (1-3, 58th). Again with two goals ahead, the Monegasques controlled the end of the game more calmly, moreover after the expulsion of Sidibé (90 + 1), to ensure a qualification for the round of 16. For his first outing in 2022 and without Nikvac, the AS for the most beautiful of Monaco’s beginnings but the weeks of being still very hectic on the Rock. In the other meetings of the evening, Linas-Montlhéry, resident of National 3, received for his part Amiens, 15th in Ligue 2 and deprived of several executives. Held in check at the break, the Amiens accelerated as soon as they resumed and took speed to the amateurs. A first time thanks to a nice strike from Gnahoré (0-1, 47th), before Akolo doubled the bet two minutes later (0-2, 49th). In the process, Lahne also went there to his goal to put his family almost permanently (0-3, 53rd).
But Amiens was scared. Author of a double, Bouvil accept his family to regain hope (64th, 70th) and what was to happen happened. In extra time, Sylla, author of a magnificent achievement sent the two teams in a decisive penalty shootout. In this game, the small thumb of the competition, which had notably eliminated Dunkirk (L2) and Angers (L1), finally bowed following two failures. At the end of the suspense, Amiens reached the next round. Finally, opposed to Thaon, resident of National 3, the Stade de Reims, although dominant (72% possession of the ball), has long doubted. Uninspired offensively and some lack of realism, the Rémois even saw red during this meeting after the expulsion of Ekitike, just six minutes after coming into play (66th). Outnumbered, the SDR finally relied on Hornby (1-0, 90 + 3rd), just come into play, to snatch a valuable qualification.
– All the results of the evening
Quevilly-Rouen 1-3 Monaco : Sidibé (43rd) / Ben Yedder (33rd) and Volland (37th, 58th)
Linas-Montlhéry 3-3 Amiens : Bouvil (64th, 70th) and Sylla (90 + 2nd) / Gnahoré (47th), Akolo (49th), Lahne (53rd)
Thaon 0-1 Reims : Hornby (90 + 3rd)