Coupe de France preview

Garde eyeing Cup repeat

January 4, 2013
Lyon boss Remi Garde has challenged his team to retain the Coupe de France as they start their defence of the trophy at third division Epinal on Sunday.

The Ligue 1 outfit are 57 places ahead of their opponents in the French pyramid with Epinal battling against relegation to the amateur ranks.

Lyon, in contrast, are level on points with Paris St Germain and Marseille at the head of the top flight and Garde is determined to avoid an upset in the Vosges region of north-east France.
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