French Cup: PSG beats Saint-Etienne to keep treble pursuit
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 03, 2016 09:55 AM
(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain won 3-1 at Saint-Etienne in the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday to remain on course to defend its domestic treble.
PSG lost 2-1 away to Lyon on Sunday night for its first domestic loss since March last year — a run of 46 games — but Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani settled nerves when he scored from Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 12th-minute pass.
Brazilian defender Marquinhos pounced at the back post in the 35th and, after Saint-Etienne midfielder Valentin Eysseric pulled a goal back from the penalty spot, Brazilian winger Lucas grabbed PSG's third goal in injury time.
PSG is drawn away to Lorient in the semifinals.
Lorient beat Gazelec Ajaccio 3-0 while second-division Sochaux defeated Nantes 3-2 after extra time and next meets Marseille or non-league Granville, who play Thursday.