Montpellier vs AC Ajaccio 16:00
Valenciennes vs Nancy
Lyon vs Caen
Auxerre vs Lorient
Brest vs Dijon FCO 20:00
Rennes vs Sochaux 22:00
Playing on Sunday
Lille vs Bordeaux 16:00
Nice vs PSG 18:00 Toulouse vs St Etienne 22:00
Lille coach Rudi Garcia is happy to focus solely on the remainder of the Ligue 1 campaign following his side’s elimination from the Coupe de France.
A surprise 2-1 loss against Valenciennes saw Lille crash out at the last-16 stage to put a further dent in their hopes of claiming silverware this season.
Victory in the cup last term helped Lille to a superb double-winning campaign, and Garcia wants to maintain his side’s hopes of retaining their Ligue 1 crown with victory at home to Bordeaux on Sunday.
Lille sit third in the league, 10 points behind leaders Paris St Germain but with a game in hand, and Garcia hopes the cup exit can kick-start their title push.
“Now things are simple,’’ he said. “We have to give everything we have in the league, starting on Sunday with the visit of Bordeaux, which is a very important match.
Leaders PSG, who are also in action on Sunday at Nice, have found a novel way to ensure their pre-match preparations are not interrupted by the sub-zero temperatures gripping northern Europe by taking training inside a blow-up dome.
Star striker Kevin Gameiro has enjoyed the break from the regular routine and is confident of adding to his 10 goals for the season when his side visits the Mediterranean club this weekend.