Ligue 1 Stade Rennes
qualified for the French Cup quarter-finals by defeating Evian
Thonon Gaillard 3-2 in the only game played on Tuesday after
three other matches were postponed because of bad weather.
Rennes took the lead after 21 minutes when Jires Kembo (pictured) took
a free-kick from the left and bent the ball into the net.
home side seemed set for an easy win when Julien Feret and
Yacine Brahimi both netted from outside the box in the 54th and
However, Evian hit back with a Kevin Berigaud penalty and a
Sidney Govou goal five minutes later. They could have forced the
match into extra time but a Cedric Barbosa shot struck the
woodwork with two minutes to go.
Three other games scheduled for Tuesday were postponed due
to the freezing conditions.
The tie between amateurs Bourg-Peronnas and Marseille and
the Ligue 1 clash between Dijon and Paris Saint-Germain will take
place on February 15. Orleans will travel to Quevilly on February 21 for
a fourth-tier clash.
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