French Coupe de la Ligue: Neymar & Rabiot send PSG through - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/01/2018

Paris Saint-Germain defeated 2-0 Amiens in French Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday night to go through to the semi-final of the competition at Stade de la Licorne Stadium.

Neymar put Paris outfit upfronts in the second half with Adrien Rabiot header to ensure the victory that sealed the passage to next round.

The first chance of the encounter falls to Neymar with a first-time shot in the box that forces the save from Amiens keeper Regis Gurtner with the home side called PSG stopper Kevin Trapp into the action for the first time to make a save on a shot from former Chelsea star Gael Kakuta.

Amiens when down to 10 men after stopper Gurtner sees red for rushing off his line and fouling Kylian Mbappe at the edge of the box in the 34th minutes of the game.

Angel Di Maria's free-kick causes some problems for Amiens' replacement keeper Jean-Chris Bouet and in the 42 minutes Trapp reacts nicely in goal for PSG to deny  HarissonTusumgama Manzala's close-range effort to keep the score to remain goalless before the break even with one man advantage for the Ligue 1 leaders.

Seven minutes into the second period of the game as Neymar was fouled inside the box by Amiens midfielder Thomas Monconduit and the Brazilian converted the spot kick to make it 1-0 in the 53 minutes of the tie.

Mbappe's shot is deflected by Bouet and ricochets off the crossbar and chances are coming fast and furious for PSG, this time with a Di Maria shot that forces the diving save from Bouet.

Mbappe barely misses with a curling effort that scrapes the near post and Marquinhos header is denied by the crossbar that is twice now for PSG.

78 minutes Rabiiot make it 2-0 after a header clinks off the far post and crosses the goal line no VAR needed, a clear goal.

Serge Gakpe misses a golden chance to cut into PSG's lead in the injury of 90+1'.

PSG beat Amiens and book their spot in the French Coupe de la Ligue semi-final.