French heavyweights paired up

BY foxsports • September 27, 2012

Paris Saint-Germain have been drawn to face holders Marseille in a mouthwatering Coupe de la Ligue last-16 tie.

The two heavyweights of the French game will vie for a place in the quarter-finals when the tie is played on October 30 or 31.

Marseille have made a perfect start to their Ligue 1 campaign with six consecutive victories, while PSG also remain unbeaten, as they look to convert a summer of heavy investment in the team to a title-winning push.

Marseille have won the Coupe de la Ligue for three consecutive seasons, while PSG last claimed it in 2008.

Ligue 2 leaders Monaco's reward for knocking out Valenciennes at the Stade Louis II is another home time, with Troyes their visitors.

Monaco's fellow second-tier sides Auxerre and Arles face away trips, to Bastia and Rennes respectively.

Coupe de la Ligue draw:

Montpellier v Bordeaux

Bastia v Auxerre

Paris St Germain v Marseille

Monaco v Troyes

Lille v Toulouse

Rennes v Arles

Nice v Lyon

Sochaux v St Etienne