Mar 27, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Route de Lorient
Grosicki (34'), Alessandrini (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Rennes beat Lille to reach semi-finals of Coupe de France

Rennes beat Lille 2-0 to book their spot in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.

Rennes have booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France by beating Lille 2-0 on Thursday night.

The hosts looked threatening on every attack early on, but they missed a good opportunity to take the lead in the first half when Ola Toivonen failed to beat Steeve Elana after finding space in the box.

However, the home supporters were able to celebrate in the 34th minute thanks to Kamil Grosicki, who controlled Romain Alessandrini's inch-perfect cross before firing past Elana.

Rennes' Polish forward Kamil Grosicki (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French Cup quarter final football match between Rennes and Lille on March 27, 2014© Getty Images

Lille fought back in the second half, enjoying more of the ball as they searched for an equaliser, but they wasted a great chance to level the scores when Salomon Kalou fired over the crossbar from inside the box.

The victory was secured in the final minute of normal time as Elana failed to keep out a low effort from Alessandrini, whose goal confirmed that Rennes will face Angers.

Marseille's French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac reacts after scoring a goal on February 22, 2014
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