PSG bounces back from League Cup exit with win at Amiens

Manila Times - - Football -

PARIS: Edin­son Ca­vani and Kylian

Ger­main re­sponded to their shock mid­week League Cup

Amiens on Satur­day (Sun­day in

PSG had seen their bid for a sixth straight League Cup ti­tle ended in mid­week by strug gling Guingamp at the Parc des Princes, but were too strong for

The reign­ing French cham­pi­ons “What can we win in a game we had ev­ery­thing the squad for the to trip lose,” to the Stade de la Li­corne to rest a sore knee, and his side strug gled to cre­ate any chances of

PSG was

gifted an op­portu

minute when An­gel Di Maria’s pow­er­ful shot struck the arm of a slid­ing Alexis Blin from barely a yard away, with the cap­i­tal club awarded a penalty just three days after con­ced­ing

Ca­vani stepped up to slot the ball into the mid­dle of the net

An up­hill bat­tle be­came a moun­tain­ous one for the home team when Mbappe was hauled down by Khaled Ade­non, and after the World Cup win­ner ges tured to the ref­eree to send off

It did not take long for Mbappe to take full ad­van­tage of Ade­non’s dis­missal him­self, as Ca­vani found space on the right and crossed low for the for­ward to tap

Amiens’ hopes of get­ting some­thing from the game had

back Mar­quin­hos ven­tured for­ward to di­vert home Ju­lian Draxler’s cut­back to make it

On Fri­day,

Lille had con­soli

For­mer Arse­nal and Barce lona star Cesc Fabre­gas could make his de­but for Thierry Henry’s strug­gling Monaco at Mar­seille on Sun­day after

AFP PHOTO MANCH­ESTER, UK:

Paris Saint- Ger­main’s for­ward Kylian Mbappe (sec­ond from right) fights for the ball with Amien’s de­fender Emil Krafth (cen­ter) dur­ing the French L1 foot­ball match at the Li­corne sta­dium in Amiens.

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