PSG Draw Amateur Sixth-division Club In French Cup

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Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain will kick off their French Cup campaign with a short trip to sixth-division outfit Linas-Montlhery after the last-64 draw

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Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain will kick off their French Cup campaign with a short trip to sixth-division outfit Linas-Montlhery after Monday's last-64 draw. The amateur club will have the opportunity to test themselves against PSG's stars, including the world's most expensive player Neymar, on the weekend of January 5-6, 2020. Linas-Montlhery, who lead their group of the sixth-tier Regional 1, have 289 teams between them and top-flight leaders PSG in the French league system.

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Thomas Tuchel's PSG side are bidding to regain their Cup title, having lost on penalties in last season's final to Rennes to end a run of four straight triumphs. Linas-Montlhery have come through seven rounds already, including enjoying a fifth-round walkover. Club president Mickael Bertansetti told Le Parisien after Linas-Montlhery's eighth-round 3-1 win over fifth-tier Evreux on Sunday that three-quarters of the dressing room "support PSG".

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The club is based in a suburb only 26km from Paris. Coach Stephane Cabrelli, 52, said he has been a PSG season ticket holder since he was a child, describing himself as a "real fanatic, a PSG madman". 

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