No third little miracle for FC Sochaux. After taking out Lorient and Reims in the 32nd and 16th finals, the Sochaliens lost heavily on Tuesday, in the round of 16, against Stade Rennais (1-6). The Bretons, impressive in their mastery and efficiency, left the Francs-Comtois no chance, thanks in particular to doubles from Gouiri (24th) and Kalimuendo (35th, 41st). Continuations of the round of 16, Wednesday, between the Brest-PSG clash.
The score doesn't indicate it, yet the first 10 minutes were balanced. But above all, from the second minute of play, Enzo Le Fée came off with an injury after being slammed. Sochaux had some interesting situations before sinking under the strikes of the Rennes attackers. First, Gouiri signed his return, cleaning Patouillet's top corner with a powerful strike from 20 meters (24th). Five minutes later, the ball was lying around in the area and Salah lit Patouillet's cage with a dry strike, 2-0 for Stade Rennais (29th). Arnaud Kalimuendo invited himself to the party by scoring a double, pushing a cross from Truffert (35th) into the goal, then closing his foot at Mbappé (41st). Mr. Stinat reduces the suffering of FCSM, and sends the two teams back to the locker room with a heavy score of 4-0.
The start of the second period has barely been whistled, when Gouiri does not let the FCSM breathe by driving the point home for good, following Blas' attempt (47th). Pushed by the public, the Lion Cubs will save honor thanks to their captain, Viltard, obtaining and winning a penalty (65th). A final goal will be added to the bill with Bourigeaud. The captain took advantage of Désiré Doué's very good effort to adjust Patouillet with his left foot (81st). The avalanche of goals finally stopped, and the match ended, with Sochaux's unbeaten streak (7 games long). As for Stade Rennais, the injury to Enzo Le Fée spoils the beautiful evening, but eyes are already turned towards Ligue 1, and the trip to the Europa League at San Siro against the big name AC Milan.