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Icardi, Mbappe lead PSG to French Cup quarters

  • Published at 12:07 pm March 18th, 2021
PSG's Mauro Icardi scores during their French Cup last 16 match at home to Lille Wednesday Reuters

Di Maria and Marquinhos both started for PSG three days after both their homes were broken into by burglars while their families were in

Paris Saint Germain forwards Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe fired them to a 3-0 win over Lille Wednesday to reach the French Cup quarter-finals.

Argentine Icardi put the holders in front by bundling the ball into the net in the ninth minute and France striker Mbappe doubled their advantage from the penalty spot shortly before halftime.

Lille, who lead PSG at the top of the Ligue 1 standings by three points, were awarded a penalty in the second half which would have given them hope of getting back into the tie.

But PSG keeper Keylor Navas saved Yusuf Yazici's spot-kick, a week after keeping out a penalty from Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the Champions League, and Mbappe rounded off the victory for the hosts by striking again in stoppage time.

Angel di Maria and Marquinhos both started for PSG three days after both their homes were broken into by burglars while their families were in.

That is why, after a brief discussion with PSG sports director Leonardo, Di Maria was taken off the pitch by coach Mauricio Pochettino after 62 minutes

Posted by Sports Tribune on Monday, 15 March 2021

Di Maria helped set up the opening goal, whipping a cross into the box which deceived Lille defender Tiago Djalo and keeper Mike Maignan, allowing Icardi to walk the ball over the line.

Icardi sustained an injury late in the first half but PSG had the luxury of bringing on Mbappe, who earned the penalty by drawing a foul from Lille defender Mehmet Zeki Celik before smashing home from the spot.

PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa offered Lille a chance when he handled in the area but Costa Rican Navas got down low to parry the shot, saving a third spot-kick of the season.

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino paid tribute to Di Maria and Marquinhos for playing.

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