St Etienne into cup quarter-finals
St Etienne advanced to the Coupe de France quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over Lille on Tuesday night.
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Brandao made victory secure before Salomon Kalou pulled a goal back for Lille.
Troyes may be languishing in the Ligue 1 relegation zone but their mood was lifted as they saw off fellow strugglers Sochaux 2-1 in the night's other all top-flight tie.
Jean-Cristophe Bahebeck set them on their way in the 10th minute and substitute Julien Faussurier's late goal proved crucial as Sochaux's Ryad Boudebouz netted a penalty deep into stoppage time.
Ligue 2 Le Havre's run was ended by another team in Ligue 1's bottom three, Evian.
Kevin Berigaud's brace set the hosts on their way and though Yohan Riviere pulled a goal back, Saber Khelifa made it 3-1 to Evian.