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PSG makes the semis

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain reached the semi-finals of French soccer's League Cup yesterday after an ultimately comfortable 3-1 victory away to Bordeaux.

Javier Pastore, Adrien Rabiot and Blaise Matuidi scored the goals for the reigning Ligue 1 champions, while a strike from Andre Biyogo Poko had brought Bordeaux level in the second half at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.

It is the first time PSG have reached the semi-finals of any knockout competition since the Qatari takeover of the club in 2011 and the win keeps them on course for what would be an unprecedented domestic treble.

The victory was achieved despite coach Laurent Blanc's decision to rest several regular starters, including Thiago Motta, Matuidi and Edinson Cavani.

Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos lined up at right-back, while Zoumana Camara, Pastore and Jeremy Menez all came in as PSG sought to beat Bordeaux for the third time this season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic — just back from claiming the Puskas Award for best goal of the year at the FIFA gala in Zurich — had a 40th-minute effort disallowed for offside and then fired a free-kick just wide.

But the visitors still went into the interval a goal up after Pastore neatly converted a low ball across the area from Lucas.

Blanc, who won the League Cup with Bordeaux in 2009, sent on Cavani for Ibrahimovic at the interval but the hosts were back level just three minutes after the restart.








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