Icardi, Neymar fire PSG into French Cup semis

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April 22, 2021, 12:58 p.m.

Monaco, who have not won the trophy since 1991, are into the last four for the first time since a 5-0 loss to PSG in 2017.“I’m happy with the way we played, but also because we showed a very good team spirit and a very interesting fighting spirit,” said Kovac. AFP)Mauro Icardi netted a hat-trick and Neymar scored his first goal since January as holders Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Angers 5-0 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup semi-finals, while Lyon coach Rudi Garcia criticised referee Stephanie Frappart after being sent off in his side’s loss to Monaco. “We are very happy with the performance of the team, professional,” said PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino, whose side host Manchester City in their Champions League semi-final first leg in a week’s time. She sent Lyon coach Rudi Garcia to the stands midway through the first half, before ruling out a Maxwel Cornet goal five minutes into the second period after consulting the pitchside monitor for offside. ”Frappart has achieved several football firsts, becoming the first woman to referee a major men’s European game, a Ligue 1 match, a Champions League game and a men’s World Cup qualifier. Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and SCO Angers at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 21, 2021. It was the Brazilian’s first goal since a double against Lorient on January 31, having gone six games without a goal and spending time on the sidelines through injury and suspension. The reigning champions visit Metz in a crucial Ligue 1 game on Saturday, sitting one point behind league leaders Lille with five matches remaining in the season.

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