PSG qualified for the SEMI-finals of the BKT League Cup with an easy 6-1 win over AS Saint-Etienne, including an Icardi hat-trick.
At the Parc des Princes, the Paris Saint-Germain gave AS Saint-Etienne no chance to claim his 13th bkt League Cup semi-final in 26 editions. Well-thrown by a mauro Icardi goal in the second minute of play, the Parisians then unrolled, helped in their task by the expulsion of Wesley Fofana in the half hour of play.
Thomas Tuchel played his best team on Wednesday, while Claude Puel lined up a mixed team with young striker Maxence Rivera’s first professional appearance, 17. The Greens don’t have time to get back to their game. After less than two minutes, Mauro Icardi Now open the ball. Launched by Meunier to the right of the box, the Argentine manages to beat Moulin at a closed angle with a powerful shot (1-0, 2o). PSG did not let its opponent fly and offered wide domination. It is necessary to leave the first twenty minutes to witness the awakening of the forez club, symbolized by a strong strike of Trauco in which Rico must work (21st). The more aggressive Greens then pull the head out of the water and appear in front of the Parisian cage. The PSG is no longer as sovereign and loses control of the game. However, Stéphanois’ momentum was shattered by the expulsion of Wesley Fofana, for a second yellow card, in the half hour of play (31). Parisians are starting from the front and flying fast. Thanks to a small service of Di Maria between two defenders, Neymar is in an ideal position on the surface. The Brazilian doesn’t lose face to face with Stéphanois goalkeeper pricking his ball well (2-0, 39′). In trouble, ASSE plays in addition to bad luck. Claude Puel’s men awarded a third goal after a defence stir, which ended with a Csc by Moulin (3-0, 44′).
First hat-trick in Paris for Icardi
The Parisian steamroller is back on her way after half-time. Di Maria is back in the step to offer a duel to Mbappé. The world champion knocks Moulin to the right of the surface before collectively playing. Your center-back becomes a target by Icardi, which signs a double (4-0, 49′). Then a hat-trick eight minutes later (5-0, 57′), on a supersonic counter. Launched by Neymar, Mbappé offers another assistance serving the Argentine. The latter returns the favor to the young striker after game time. As a result of a magnificent surface extension control, it serves Kylian Mbappé, who faces scoring his first goal in 2020 (6-0, 67′). The Greens have a chance to save honor. Sergio Rico finishhis second penalty in two matches after Linas Montlhéry in the French Cup, but Yohan Cabaye follows long after its failure and narrows the gap in the head (6-1, 71′).
After a true recital, the second in two outings in 2020 (12 goals scored), Paris Saint-Germain join edsta de Reims, OL and LOSC in the semi-finals, to be played on 21 and 22 January. He will meet his rival tomorrow, Thursday 9 January, during the draw that will take place live from 20:45 in the show “All Le Sport” in France 3.
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