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Ligue 1 stars at AFCON 2017 : FC Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo was on target as Cameroon kicked off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso in Gabon.

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Monaco test Marseille revival : Olympique de Marseille's recent revival under Rudi Garcia faces a monumental test on Sunday when they welcome AS Monaco to the Orange Vélodrome in the game of Week 20.

PSG face Bordeaux trip in semis : Paris Saint-Germain will face Girondins de Bordeaux in the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals in mid-January while AS Monaco have been drawn against AS Nancy-Lorraine.

Silva lining as PSG seal semi berth : Thiago Silva scored a rare brace as holders Paris Saint-Germain secured a place in the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals with a 2-0 win over FC Metz on Wednesday.

Bordeaux take semi-final place : Girondins de Bordeaux made it three teams through to the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals as they saw off En Avant Guingamp 3-2 in a nail-biting tie on Wednesday.

Quarter-final reactions - Emery: 'Take another step' : Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery was upbeat following his side's beating Metz to place in the semi-finals; Bordeaux boss Jocelyn Gourvennec hailed his side's performance in 'a match full of drive and dynamism'.

Monaco end Sochaux dream on penalties : AS Monaco emerged victorious in a dramatic penalty shoot-out against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard after a 1-1 draw in their Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final at the Stade Bonal on Tuesday.

Nancy through to last four : AS Nancy Lorraine are through to the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue after a 2-0 win away to FC Nantes on Tuesday.

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Kombouaré gunning for Cup glory : En Avant de Guingamp coach Antoine Kombouaré is targeting silverware at the end of the season ahead of his side's trip to Girondins de Bordeaux in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Will it be messy for Metz at PSG? : FC Metz will arrive at the Parc des Princes for Wednesday's Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain with some trepidation as the hosts have hit the ground running in 2017.

Cup objective for Monaco : AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has set his side the objective of getting to at least one cup final this season as they prepare to take on second-tier FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Conceiçà£o chases semi berth : If Sergio Conceiçà£o can maintain his winning streak as Nantes coach against Nancy on Tuesday then Les Canaris will find themselves in the last four of the Coupe de la Ligue.

PSG at home to Metz, Monaco go to Sochaux : Holders Paris Saint-Germain have been drawn at home to Metz in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue, while Monaco will go to Sochaux, the only Ligue 2 club left in the competition.

Sainté beaten by Nancy : Maurice Dalé's first-half penalty for AS Nancy-Lorraine dumped AS Saint-Etienne out of the Coupe de la Ligue in the round of 16 on Wednesday.

Holders PSG ease into last eight : A brace by Lucas Moura and a Jesé Rodrà­guez effort gave holders Paris Saint-Germain a 3-1 victory over LOSC on Wednesday in a repeat of last season's final in the Coupe de la Ligue.

Nice dumped out by Bordeaux : Two goals from Gaà«tan Laborde helped Girondins de Bordeaux beat Ligue 1 leaders OGC Nice 3-2 in the round of 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday evening.

Guingamp make OL pay the penalty : Guingamp beat Olympique Lyonnais on penalties to end OL's dream of lifting the Coupe de la Ligue trophy in their own stadium at the start of April.

Oberhauser heroics carry Metz through : Metz goalkeeper David Oberhauser saved from opposite number Mauro Goicochea and then slotted the winning kick as his side beat Toulouse 11-10 in a crazy penalty shootout.

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