St Etienne advance to Coupe de France semifinals on penalties

Stephane Ruffier was the hero for St Etienne in the Coupe de France, saving the decisive spot-kick against Boulogne to book his side's semi-final berth.

Ruffier kept out Xavier Mercier's penalty kick as St Etienne won 4-3 in the shootout, after both sides had scored a goal apiece in normal time of their last-eight clash.

Visitors St Etienne had taken the lead on 80 minutes when Ruffier failed to keep out Anthony Soubervie's penalty.

However, Boulogne forced the game into extra-time after Benjamin Corgnet headed in from a Yohann Mollo free-kick five minutes before the end.