Valenciennes knocks Lille out of French Cup


PARIS (AP) -- Valenciennes knocked defending champion Lille out of the French Cup on Wednesday, winning 2-1 in the last-16 match after goals from Mathieu Dossevi and Vincent Aboubakar.

Dossevi flicked home a free kick from Dusan Djuric in the 71st minute, and Aboubakar doubled the lead seven minutes later with a powerful strike that hit the crossbar and bounced over the line.

Lille striker Nolan Roux scored a consolation goal with a header in the 88th.

Meanwhile, Lyon is still involved in four competitions after beating Bordeaux 3-1 in extra time to reach the French Cup quarterfinals.

France forward Bafetimibi Gomis scored from close range in the 96th, before Lyon teammate and substitute Jimmy Briand converted a cross from Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez in the 118th.

Bordeaux led 1-0 when winger Yoan Gouffran played Jussie in, and the Brazilian striker shot past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 23rd.

Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette leveled in the 36th, following up to score after goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso had parried Ederson's header.

Carrasso denied Lacazette in the 59th and the 79th and Lopez in the 88th, but the Bordeaux goalkeeper could not prevent the hosts from finding the net in extra time.

Lyon has a shot at the French league title, is in the last 16 of the Champions League and meets Marseille in the League Cup final.