PSG, Marseille paired in Cup quarters

Paris Saint-Germain, seeking a fourth straight French Cup, were drawn on Thursday against their bitter rivals and closest challengers in Ligue 1, Marseille, in this year’s quarterfinals.This edition of the French “clasico” is also a repeat of the 2016 final which PSG won, 4-2.

It also means that the two clubs will meet twice in a few days. Marseille visit Paris in Ligue 1 on February 25 and now must return for the cup game two or three days later.

In the only other quarterfinal matching two Ligue 1 clubs Lyon, were drawn way to Caen.

Les Herbiers, from the third division, will play at home to second-division Lens.

The other quarterfinal will pit another third-division club, Chambly, against the winner of Thursday night’s game between third-division Grenoble and Ligue 1 Strasbourg.

FRENCH CUP QUARTERFINALS (TO BE PLAYED ON FEB 27 OR 28)Grenoble or Strasbourg v Chambly
PSG v Marseille
Les Herbiers v Lens
Caen v Lyon

Felix Asoha

Felix Asoha is a journalist with 8yrs experience in both local and international media. Currently works at Biblia Husema and Truth FM in Nairobi. Formerly an editor at Pamoja FM in Kibera. Reports on Good governance, Security, Human Interest stories. Loves Sports and politics.

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