Throughout today ten French teams will battle it out for a place in the last eight of the Coupe de France. Last night the well fancied Stade Rennes were surprisingly dumped out by Ligue 2 side Reims. With the game poised at three all Rennes were awarded and missed two penalties, and of course then lost the game 4-3 in extra time.

Everyone likes a shock and last night’s was good but there is one team that everyone should be looking out for today. Sochaux after their fantastic 5-1 demolition of Rennes at the weekend make the daunting trip to the small town of Chambéry. Why “daunting” I hear you ask?

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Unfortunately I can’t keep up with the Le Beau Jeu podcasts but who knows what will happen in the New Year. My love for Ligue 1 has not gone though so without further a due, here I go with my Ligue 1 previews and predictions.

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Due to a very busy schedule gibfootballshow has not been able to provide Preview and Review podcasts. “Le Beau Jeu” has been on hold, hopefully it will be back shortly (Monday) to tide you French football lovers over till then, here’s a bit of a recap of all the goings on.

Brest remain top of the pile dispite their 3-1 defeat to Lille, the win moves the northerners to fifth, touching distance from the summit, to boost morale even more forward trio of Sow, Gervinho and Harzard got the goals. Romain Poyet scored Brest’s only goal his third in as many weeks.

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