PSG into French League Cup quarter-finals

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:23 PM Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain reached the French League Cup quarter-finals after winning 4-2 at Strasbourg.

PSG, which has won the past four editions, was keen to prove a point after Strasbourg ended its unbeaten start to the season with a league win earlier this month.

Strasbourg beat PSG 2-1 at home on December 2 but it was a different story this time.

PSG was 2-0 up after 25 minutes thanks to an own goal from defender Yoann Salmier and an effort from Argentina winger Angel Di Maria.

Midfielder Jeremy Grimm pulled a goal back in the 36th minute. But Brazil fullback Dani Alves and Germany midfielder Julian Draxler added second-half goals to make it 4-1.

Veteran forward Jeremy Blayac then grabbed a consolation goal for Strasbourg in the 88th.

Meanwhile, striker Mario Balotelli's 15th goal in 20 games this season helped Nice win away to Lille.

The match finished 1-1 after extra time but Nice won on penalties.

Veteran striker Souleymane Camara netted twice as Montpellier won 4-1 at home against a Lyon side resting regulars ahead of Sunday's league game at Marseille.

Marseille also went out, losing in a penalty shootout away to Rennes after the match finished 2-2.

Elsewhere, first-division Amiens beat second-division Tours 2-1 at home.

Source: AAP






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