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Neymar-less PSG cruise into League Cup quarters

Sun Online Desk     14th December, 2017 02:32:59 printer

Neymar-less PSG cruise into League Cup quarters

Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-2 victory at Strasbourg on Wednesday.

 

The Ligue 1 leaders gained a measure of revenge for their shock 2-1 league defeat by Strasbourg less than a fortnight ago as they started their bid for a fifth straight League Cup title.

 

PSG will take on Amiens in the last eight, after the newly-promoted top-flight club edged out second-tier Tours 2-1.

 

"We needed to improve from the league game and the team was more focused from the start," said PSG coach Unai Emery. "Maybe we could have scored more goals and played better after it went to 4-2, but we are still happy."

 

 With Neymar having only just returned from a visit to his native Brazil, Emery opted to play Edinson Cavani up front on his own with Kylian Mbappe on the bench.


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