Paris Saint-Germain fell behind at Lyon however hit back imposingly, scoring four second-half goals to knock out their Ligue one rivals.
Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain recovered from falling behind to succeed in the coupe de France final with a 5-1 triumph over 10-man Lyon.
Thomas Tuchel’s side stay on the right track right for a clean sweep of domestic trophies once prevailing in an exceedingly dress rehearsal for next month’s coupe de la Ligue final in the capital of France.
Mbappe was the star turn however the game was closely fought till turning on a handball by Marcal, resulting in a second booking for the Lyon defender and a penalty for their opponents.
Neymar nonchalantly converted to create it 2-1, leading to the Brazilian being the target for objects thrown from the stands, and from then on PSG break free against ten men, giving the final score a lopsided look to it.
Mbappe finished a solo run by flashing an effort on the far side Anthony Lopes so tapped home Neymar’s cross at the second attempt to complete his treble in additional time, along with his late double sandwiching a goal from Pablo Sarabia.
Buoyed by consecutive home wins over
Juventus and rivals Saint-Etienne , Lyon had stood toe-to-toe once at full strength, as well as claiming an early lead once Martin terrier swept home Karl Toko Ekambi’s low cross.
Yet their advantage lasted but 3 minutes, Mbappe providing the final touch at the rear post from shut range once Layvin Kurzawa had flicked on Sarabia’s corner. The defender’s assist for the equaliser came at a personal price, though, as he suffered a cut in an exceedingly clash of heads.
Having finished imposingly earlier in proceedings, terrier didn’t show such disposition once a dummy from Moussa Dembele place him within the clear, poke a tame effort straight at Keylor Navas.
Edinson Cavani had a goal properly dominated out for offsides and conjointly struck the post before the end of the first half, tho’ Lyon were the team within the dominance till Marcal’s indiscretion, with the penalty awarded once a var check.
PSG’s triumph suggests that they’ll well get the chance for revenge against Rennes , the team who denied them the trophy last season. The holders are at Saint-Etienne within the second semi-final on Thursday.
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