Register Login Scores

Ligue 1

Ibra Sends PSG Into Coupe De France Final

Coupe de France
 
Result: Lorient 0-1 PSG
 
Date: 19 April 2016
 
Venue: Stade Yves Allainmat 
 
Paris Saint-Germain claimed a place in the Coupe de France final on Tuesday with a 1-0 win against Lorient.
 
The Parisians took control of the game in the early stages as they dominated the possession stakes, but they just couldn't find the opening they were looking for.
 
Five minutes before the break the scores were still level when Zlatan Ibrahimovic went close. Matuidi drifted towards the left flank and swung in a cross for the Swede who rose above Toure to head just wide of the near post.
 
Just after the interval Sirigu's goalkeeping kept the score level at 0-0. PSG had a free kick in the middle of the pitch, but they lost possession and Lorient countered. Gassama surged down the right and curled in a cross that looked set to find Waris, but the PSG gloveman made an acrobatic intervention.
 
Lorient put pressure on their visitors in the 71st minute as they went close. Moukandjo broke away and cut through the back line to get into the box but his effort on goal wasn't good enough and Sirigu saved well once again.
 
The opener finally arrived in the 75th minute as PSG got their nose in front. The traveling side broke forward and picked out Ibrahimovic who was in space 30 yards out. He closed the distance as the defenders gave him too much breathing room, which he took advantage of by scoring from the edge of the box.
 
PSG had two great chances in the last 10 minutes to seal the victory but the first saw Ibrahimovic dispossessed before the second was wasted as Aurier's shot lacked power and was easily saved.
 
Despite the late misses PSG held on to claim a spot in the final.
 

Fabregas Picks His EPL Team Of The Season

Man Utd Starlet Far Better Than CR7 At His Age

African Star: Leaving Arsenal Was A Mistake

12 comments

Top 5

Are Pirates On Downs’ Level? Ncikazi Answers…

71 Nov 29, 2021 01:08 PM in Orlando Pirates

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Warning From Baxter On Chiefs Front Three

37 Nov 30, 2021 10:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Dr President – Inside Mkhize’s Glamourous Graduation Celebrations

9 Nov 29, 2021 10:42 AM in The Best Of The Rest

Best Friends! Hotto & His Wife’s Cutest Looks Together

4 Nov 29, 2021 02:58 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Fast Lane - New BMW Flex For Amakhosi Star?

4 Nov 26, 2021 12:35 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Khune: Chiefs Rejected Me Twice!

6 Nov 28, 2021 01:17 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

21 Goals, 8 Scorers: How Downs Are Getting It Done

20 Nov 29, 2021 11:47 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Swallows Confirm Plan B After Truter Exit

8 Nov 30, 2021 06:58 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Khanye: Sometimes I Feel Sad For Billiat & Dolly

44 Nov 29, 2021 11:45 AM in Kaizer Chiefs