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PSG need extra time to beat minnows Villefranche in French Cup

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Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe (L), Paris Saint-Germain’s French defender Colin Dagba (C) and Paris Saint-Germain’s French defender Presnel Kimpembe (R) celebrate after PSG scored a goal during the French cup round of 16 football match between Villefranche (FCBV) and Paris (Paris) on February 6, 2019, at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Paris Saint-Germain required extra time to overcome third-tier Villefranche 3-0 in the last 16 of the French Cup on Wednesday.

Holders and record 12-time champions PSG were held in check until Julian Draxler bundled in a cross from substitute Edinson Cavani on 102 minutes.

Moussa Diaby and Cavani sealed victory late on after both were set up for simple tap-ins by Kylian Mbappe, who came on for Angel Di Maria with an hour gone.

PSG are bidding to win the competition for a fifth time in a row.

Thomas Tuchel’s side face Bordeaux at home in the league this weekend before travelling to Old Trafford on February 12 for the first leg of their Champions League tie with Manchester United.

They will be without Brazilian forward Neymar for both legs of the last-16 clash after the world’s most expensive player suffered an injury to his right foot last month.


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