MX23RW : Tuesday, January 22 21:42:18
Feb 12, 2015 at 6.45pm UK at ​Stade Saint-Symphorien
Metz
0-0
Brest
FT
Brest win 4-3 on penalties

Result: Brest through to Coupe de France quarter-finals on penalties

Brest progress into the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France courtesy of a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Metz.

Brest have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France courtesy of a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Ligue 1 side Metz at the Stade Saint-Symphorien this evening.

Metz' French forward Yeni Ngbakoto (L) vies for the ball with Brest's Stephane Tritz (C) and Brest's Manuel Perez (R) during the French Cup football match on February 12, 2015© Getty Images

Chances were few and far between during an even opening 45 minutes, with Brest creating the clearest two within quick succession of each other.

First Chakhir Belghazouani struck a volley towards goal that was kept out before Simon Falette failed to convert his header from the resulting corner.

The visitors created the first real chance of the match in the opening stages of the second half when Bryan Pele's free kick found the head of Falette, only for Johann Carrasso to make the save.

It continued to be the Ligue 2 high-flyers who were asking the main questions and they came close again with 20 minutes remaining when Youssef Adnane's effort at the far post went narrowly wide.

Neither side could break the deadlock in regulation time, however, as the match went into the additional 30 minutes of extra time still goalless.

It proved to be much the same story throughout extra time too, with neither team creating a meaningful chance as the match went to a penalty shootout.

Sylvain Marchal was the first to slip up as his spot kick hit the post, but the Metz man was given an immediate reprieve as Wilfried Moimbe missed the very next penalty.

Jeremy Choplin then saw his penalty saved by Joan Hartock, and Abel Khaled made no mistake with the chance to wrap the game up as he tucked his spot kick away from 12 yards, sending his side through.

Brest will now face fellow Ligue 2 side Auxerre in the last eight.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Metz20142434142044
2Brest21126337191842
3Lens21105629181135
4Clermont219842617935
5Paris FCParis FC219842013735
6Lorient219752618834
7Le HavreLe Havre219752621534
8Grenoble219662420433
9NiortNiort219662420433
10Troyes219482720731
11Auxerre218582718929
12OrleansOrleans2182112533-826
13Ajaccio216782126-525
14Gazelec AjaccioGFC Ajaccio2174101832-1425
15Chateauroux215881624-823
16Valenciennes2156102737-1021
17Sochaux2163121526-1121
18BeziersBeziers2154121527-1219
19Red Star2144131533-1816
20Nancy2034131228-1613

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