Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 Saint-Etienne: Icardi hits treble as Tuchel’s men run riot
Paris, January 9: Paris Saint-Germain cruised into the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue after Mauro Icardi scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 victory over 10-man Saint-Etienne. The 2017-18 champions were in control of a one-sided contest before Wesley Fofana received his marching orders, leaving his team-mates to face an onslaught from PSG’s four-pronged attack. Icardi opened the scoring early in the first half and, after Neymar dinked in the second and goalkeeper Jessy Moulin bundled a third into his own net, the former Inter striker fired a second-half brace.
Not to be left out of the goal glut, Kylian Mbappe scored a sixth before Yohan Cabaye’s late strike proved little consolation for Claude Puel’s men, who bowed out with their tails between their legs. Thomas Tuchel can reflect on another rampant attacking performance from his side, who have scored 29 goals in their last six games in all competitions, and remain very much in contention for silverware on four fronts.