PSG advance in French Cup


January 25, 2018
Guingamp's goalkeeper Karl Johan Johnsson, left, blocks a header from PSG's Edinson Cavani, right, during their French Cup at the Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, France, yesterday.


Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain reached the last 16 of the French Cup with a 4-2 home win against Guingamp yesterday.

PSG dominated on set pieces, with midfielder Adrien Rabiot heading home a corner from the right in the 21st minute and Guingamp midfielder Lucas Deaux scoring an own goal from winger Angel Di Maria's free kick from the left four minutes later.

Forward Marcus Thuram - the son of former France defender Lilian Thuram - pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 33rd.

Midfielder Javier Pastore restored PSG's two-goal lead when he headed in Julian Draxler's cross in the 64th, only for Guingamp midfielder Yeni Ngbakoto - also from the spot - to make it 3-2 in the 75th to ensure a nervy finish.

But Brazil defender Marquinhos scored a downward header following a corner from the left in the 89th to ensure there would be no upset.

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