YON, France, March 4, 2020 (SNN247.com) – Paris Saint Germain thrashed a 10-man Olympique Lyonnais by five goals to one to book them a berth in the French Cup 2020 final at Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France on Wednesday night.
The star of the night was Kylian Mbappe, who scored thrice to not only complete his hat-trick but also ensured his team’s progress into the title match of the Coupe de France 2020.
The Wednesday night victory kept Paris Saint Germain on course for a triple title triumph in the domestic soccer circuit.
Paris Saint Germain into French Cup Final
They currently lead the Ligue 1 and have already qualified for the final of League Cup 2020 where they will meet Lyon again.
Other than Kylian Mbappe, PSG also got goals from Nyemar and Pablo Sarabia. However, it was never a perfect start for Paris Saint Germain. It was Olympique Lyonnais that got the early lead, thanks to a beautiful goal by Martin Terrier in the 11th minute of the match.
Kylian Mbappe, who has now scored 30 goals for PSG this season in all competitions, equalized the match just three minutes later. Both teams wasted several chances to gain the upper hand in the match after that.
The turning point in the match was Fernando Marcal’s exit in the 61st minute that put Olympique Lyonnais under tremendous pressure. The match was leveled at 1-1 at that point. However, PSG never wasted the golden opportunity and exerted additional pressure on their opponents, which resulted in a flurry of goals.
PSG got the penalty, thanks to the second yellow card for Marcal for a handball offense. Brazilian defender Neymar was never going to miss out on the opportunity. Mbappe then piled more misery on Olympique Lyonnais when he made use of the absence of Marcal with a staggering 60-meter run. Sarabia then scored the fourth goal for PSG before Mbappe rounded it off in the stoppage time.
Paris Saint Germain will face off against either defending champions Stade Rennais or St. Etienne at the Stade de France on April 25.