6000 mile journey is worth it for JS Saint-Pierroise, an Amateur side who play on the island of reunion, because they shocked the French second division side Niort to reach the last 32 of the law Cup.
No team from the party-it is an island between Madagascar and Mauritius on the East coast of Africa-has reached the knock out stages of the Cup before.
Nearly 100 fans travelled to Niort, 120 miles North of Bordeaux wines to tell their side, saw a huge frustration thanks to goals from Gerard Hubert and Ryan Ponty.
Saint-Pierroise-the former club of former West Ham waist Dimitri Payet-may now face Marseille or Porto, he is in the same area of the part drawing. They are four points clear at the top of the reunion of the first League and in fifth straight title.
Teams from Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Reunion, Saint Martin and Saint Pierre and Miquelon are able to compete in the Coupe de France, Guyana plane ASC Le Geldar the only previous club from the field to reach this stage.
At the same time, the defending champion Rennes need to punish the hit Amiens and fourth division of the Saint-Pryve Saint-Hilaire shocked Ligue1 Toulouse 1-0.
Toulouse fans missed Carnejy Antoine’s 96th-minute winner, because they’ve been kicked out of the police after smoke bombs and flares to see the game on pause for 10 minutes.
Toulouse is the bottom of the top flight after losing 10 consecutive games in all competitions.
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