Monaco and Nice knocked out of French Cup, Marseille through

PARIS (AP) — Defending French Cup champion Nantes and 10-time winner Marseille won their matches in the round of 64. But top-flight teams Monaco, Nice and Clermont all went out. Last season’s runner-up Nice lost at third-tier Le Puy 1-0 and Monaco blew a 2-0 lead against second-tier Rodez before losing on penalty kicks following a 2-2 draw. Olympique Strasbourg, an amateur club which plays in the Alsace regional league, knocked out Clermont on penalties following a 0-0 draw. Marseille coped with an early sending off to win at fourth-tier Hyères 2-0. Central defender Eric Bailly was sent off in the 15th minute for a dangerous challenge.

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