French side Paris Saint-Germain crushed Dijon 6 goals to 1 to reach the semifinal of the Coupe de NFrance Wednesday night where they will be joined by Olympique Lyonnais, who beat Olympique de Marseille 1-0 on Wednesday.
Dijon were no match for PSG as they faltered as early as the opening minute of the contest with Wesley Lautoa turning a ball into his own goal. Mounir Chouiar levelled things up by scoring the equaliser in the 13th minute but the lead was restored by PSG, who scored through Kylian Mbappe minutes before the end of first-half. This was after Edinson Cavani had a goal ruled out by VAR.
Thiago Silva required just five minutes into the second half to offer PSG the cushion of a 2-0 lead before Pablo Sarabai scored the first of his two goals, heading successfully a pass from Mbappe. With the home team’s challenge falling apart, Dijon’s misery was extended with Senou Coulibaly scoring their second own goal. Sarabia completed his brace a minute into the final stoppage time with another header off an Mbappe cross to complete a rout of a hapless Dijon.
As suspense continues to build of Neymar’s recovery from a hamstring injury, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel stated that the Brazilian striker may need more time, possibly ruling him out of next week’s Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund.
“I cannot say 100% that he will be able to play against Dortmund,” Tuchel said. “I don’t know – we will discuss and decide on Friday, as late as possible if he can play on Saturday against Amiens. We cannot risk his health. The risk was too great to take him for this game, even if it will decrease every day.”