PSG edge Lille to reach French Cup quarters

PSG edge Lille to reach French Cup quarters

French champions Paris Saint Germain are through to the quarter-finals of the French Cup.

The defending champions swept aside league leaders Lille 3-0, with Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe getting the goals. 

Icardi opened the scores after just nine minutes, bundling the ball home after the goalkeeper failed to gather a low cross from the right. 

Mbappe then scored PSG's second from the spot five minutes to the break, after he was brought down inside the box. 

The striker easily dispatched the resulting kick to ensure PSG led 2-0 going into the break. 

Lille however had the chance to pull one back in the 71st minute, but Keylor Navas saved Yusuf Yazici's spot-kick, his second in a week after keeping out a penalty from Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the Champions League.

Mbappe then rounded off the victory for the hosts by scoring his second of the night in stoppage time.