Injured Mbappe in tears, PSG hoist French Cup
Paris: Paris StGermain overcame an injury to Kylian Mbappe to beat 10-man Saint-Etienne 1-0 and win the French Cup in a game that saw some fans allowed into the Stade de France.
This was the first game in France after the league was ended in April because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Neymar opened the scoring in a fiery first half that saw Loic Perrin sent off for a bad foul on Kylian Mbappe.
It prompted a melee on the pitch before the injured Mbappe had to go off.
The France international left the pitch in tears and later returned to the dugout on crutches. He will be a serious doubt for PSG’s Champions League quarter-final with Atalanta in August. Neymar’s goal proved enough to seal a 13th French Cup for PSG as the second half played out with few incidents of note, with both sides showing tiredness on their return to competitive action.
PSG were awarded the league title after the season was ended early and this win means they have completed a league and cup double.
However, their hopes of adding League Cup and Champions League success to that have been dented by the injury to Mbappe.