Monaco had promising ideas but Thomas Lemar, Youri Tielemans or Rony Lopes were too clumsy in the box. After being sent through behind the back of the PSG defence, Lopes' chip shaved Kevin Trapp's left-hand post 10 minutes before the break. Monaco thought they had pulled one back in the 37th minute through Radamel Falcao, but Turpin disallowed the goal after VAR showed that the Colombia striker was offside when he headed past Trapp. Leonardo Jardim beefed up Monaco's frontline for the second half, replacing Tielemans with Stevan Jovetic.
PSG win the Coupe de la Ligue for the fifth straight season! ? pic.twitter.com/dYO3qH1GPoMarch 31, 2018
But PSG were still the more dangerous side as Julian Draxler repeatedly unsettled the Monaco defence, although the visitor had a great chance when Lopes' powerful shot bounced off the crossbar. Mbappe was a constant threat to the Monaco back four, setting up Cavani for another offside "goal". Monaco continued to push but Cavani beat Subasic from close range after collecting Mbappe's through ball five minutes from time to ensure PSG remained unbeaten in national cups since early 2014. PSG, who lead Monaco by 17 points in Ligue 1, play the French Cup semi-final at Caen on April 18.
PSG have won the Coupe de la Ligue for the fifth consecutive season: 2014 ? 2015 ? 2016 ? 2017 ? 2018 ? Rinse and repeat. pic.twitter.com/kHTI2TxmFR— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 31, 2018