Next Game

St Etienne v Rennes

Friday, 18 April 2014, 19:30

French Ligue 1

Last Game

Rennes 0 - 1 Monaco

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 19:00

French Ligue 1

Coupe de France QF preview

Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of a trophy treble may have evaporated at the Nou Camp last week but their double ambitions remain very much alive ahead of Wednesday's Coupe de France quarter-final at Evian.

Last Updated: 15/04/13 at 14:50 Post Comment

Blaise Matuidi: Ready for Wednesday's cup clash with Evian

Blaise Matuidi: Ready for Wednesday's cup clash with Evian

An away-goals defeat to UEFA Champions League favourites Barcelona was chalked down as a glorious, if disappointing, defeat for the Parisians, although the mood in the camp brightened with a workmanlike 1-0 win at Troyes in the league at the weekend.

That victory means Carlo Ancelotti's men are now nine points clear at Ligue 1's summit with just six games left, and only an horrendous collapse over the run-in stands between PSG and a first league crown in 19 years.

Blaise Matuidi, who scored the winning goal at the weekend, hailed the result at Troyes as an "important victory" and has vowed PSG will do everything to ensure progression in the cup this week.

"The Coupe de France really means a lot to us," the France international told the club's website.

"We really want to win it, even if we know it won't be easy. Now we have to give it absolutely anything to go all the way."

Club and country team-mate Mamadou Sakho added: "This cup, it is special for us. We really want to win it.

"Now we have to recover well if we want to go on and win against Evian."

Wednesday night's other tie sees Bordeaux bidding to progress to the semi-finals in rather more comfort than they were afforded in booking their berth in the last eight.

Les Girondins needed penalties to see off fourth-tier amateurs Raon-l'Etape in the last round, and will hope for a more straightforward assignment when they visit mid-table Ligue 2 outfit Lens, the last team from outside the top flight remaining in the competition.

Bordeaux head into the tie with their tails up after an impressive 4-2 win over reigning champions Montpellier on Sunday, a result that saw Francis Gillot's men snap a three-match winless streak.

The quarter-finals begin on Tuesday night, with Nancy the visitors to Troyes and St Etienne playing host to Lorient.

Tuesday's fixture marks the start of a big week of cup football for St Etienne, who also play the final of the Coupe de la Ligue against Rennes at Stade de France on Saturday.

Like PSG, Les Verts head into the midweek fixtures with a domestic double on the line, and coach Christophe Galtier is refusing to be distracted by their weekend outing at the national stadium.

"You may think that I'm focused on Saturday's game since a trophy is at stake, but a quarter-final of the Coupe de France is also a very important game," said Galtier.

"We all know the importance of quarter-finals. You do not play these games often in a career.

"We are on an incredible run in all competitions and we all want to reach the semi-finals."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Tony Pulis hails Crystal Palace after win over Everton

Tony Pulis hailed his Crystal Palace players after they beat Everton to reach 40 points in the Premier League.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini vows to fight despite Sunderland draw

Manuel Pellegrini admitted the loss to Liverpool was still on Manchester City's minds as they drew with Sunderland.

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona to win the cup final 2-1

Gareth Bale's brilliant goal five minutes from time gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property