PSG advance in French Cup, Lyon run riot


Paris (AFP)

Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain laboured to a 1-0 win at fourth-tier Wasquehal on Sunday to reach the last 32 of the French Cup, while Lyon thumped fifth-division Limoges 7-0.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a Marco Verratti cross on the hour as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders maintained their unbeaten domestic run this season.

PSG coach Laurent Blanc rested several key players including Angel di Maria, Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva, but still fielded a strong team with the likes of Ibrahimovic, Verratti, Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta.

Elsewhere, Lyon made a promising start under new coach Bruno Genesio as Maxwell Cornet and Rachid Ghezzal scored twice apiece with Claudio Beauvue, Sergi Darder and Corentin Tolisso also on target.

Bordeaux came from behind to beat third-tier Frejus Saint-Raphael 3-2 with Diego Rolan grabbing a 90th-minute winner for the visitors after Cheick Diabate had twice levelled for Willy Sagnol's side.

Montpellier edged past fifth-division Epernay 1-0 courtesy of a second-half goal from Mustapha Yatabare.