Coupe de France: The TFC plays its round of 16 in Saumur, Petit-Poucet

the essential lucky draw. The TFC inherited the N3 Saumur, a 5th division, on behalf of the Coupe de France’s knockout stage. The match will take place in early April and the opportunity to join the quarters for Patrice Garande’s protégés is sacred!

11:25 pm We had to stay up late on Monday to watch the draw live from the Allianz Riviera, where Monaco had just qualified by hand against Nice (2-0; Volland 29, Aguilar 87). But the game was worth the candle. Hardly spared the ballot box for some seasons in the two national cups, Toulouse, who was “out” in second place behind the shock Paris-SG – Lille, inherited the jackpot this time … in this case the smallest possible opponent.

Saumur, who plays in National 3, the 5th national tier, will host the violets on Tuesday 6th or Wednesday 7th April. A great blessing for Patrice Garande’s men to reach the quarter-finals of the event, a stage that the Haut Garonnais have not reached since their crazy saga of 2009 L2 Guingamp (1-2 in the semifinals).

What do we know about Olympique Saumur FC?

At home, the Maine-et-Loire formation, whose championship ended this fall (last day October 24th), faced a mousehole on Saturday afternoon, 4-3 on penalties (3-3 at the end of 90 minutes) the R1 of the US Montagnarde … former Petit-Poucet. Thanks to his goalkeeper and captain Anthony Dauvergne, former employee of the Paris-Saint-Germain training center, and in life insurance advisor (the size for professional footballers!). That’s it, amateur football: beautiful stories, beautiful novels …

Posters of the round of 16

Paris-SG – Lille
Saumur (N3) – TOULOUSE FC (L2)
Monaco – Metz
Rumilly-Vallières (N2) – Le Puy (N2)
Red Star (N1) – Lyon
Canet-en-Roussillon (N2) – Boulogne-sur-Mer (N1)
Voltigeurs de Châteaubriant (N2) – Montpellier
Limousine (N2) – Angers

The games will be played on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th April 2021.