Top-flight teams avoid upsets, reach French Cup round of 32

PARIS (AP) — Top-flight teams Lorient, Reims and Toulouse avoided upsets upsets with heavy scoring to reach the French Cup’s round of 32. But four-time winner Auxerre needed penalty kicks to get past third-tier Dunkerque after a 2-2 draw. Lille won 2-0 at home against Troyes in an all-first division game with Canada’s World Cup striker Jonathan David getting the first goal. Dutch striker Thijs Dallinga scored twice for Toulouse in a 7-1 win at fifth-tier Lannion. Lorient won 6-0 at amateur team La Châtaigneraie while Reims won 7-0 at amateurs Loon-Plage. Corsican team Ajaccio went to the east of France to take on fourth-tier Jura Sud and won 2-1 with Brazilian striker Ruan Levine scoring both for the first-division squad.

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