Coupe de France review

Lens end Epinal cup run

February 28, 2013

Giant-killing Epinal's spirited run in the Coupe de France came to an end in the last-16 as the third-tier outfit were defeated 2-0 at Lens.

Epinal created a stir by knocking out holders and Ligue 1 heavyweights Lyon on penalties in the round of 64, and they followed that result by dumping Ligue 2 Nantes out, also on spot-kicks, in the last round.

But the Championnat National side were unable to pull out another shock result tonight as Ligue 2 Lens ran out victors thanks to Pierrick Valdivia's ninth-minute penalty and Calvin Mangan's 22nd-minute own-goal.