🇫🇷 PSG keep their nerve on penalties to book Coupe de France final

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Dan Burke

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Paris Saint-Germain needed a penalty shoot-out to overcome Montpellier and book their spot in the Coupe de France final.

Montpellier 2 (5)
PSG 2 (6)
Full time(Pens)

Scorers: Laborde 45′, Delort 83; Mbappé 10′, 50′

It took PSG just 10 minutes to break the deadlock, when Idrissa Gueye threaded a lovely pass through to Kylian Mbappé, who finished with aplomb into the roof of the net.

But Montpellier equalised just before half-time, when Gaëtan Laborde found the top corner with a clean strike.

PSG went back in front five minutes into the second half and Mbappé was again the scorer, with a calm finish into the bottom corner after cutting in from the flank and skinning two defenders.

Ángel Di María had a chance to wrap it up for PSG but instead Montpellier broke down the other end and equalised, when Laborde squared for Andy Delort for a simple tap in.

Mauro Icardi and Danilo both had chances to win it for PSG at the end of the 90 minutes but both opportunities went begging, and the match went to a penalty shoot-out.

Both sides each scored their first five penalties in the shoot-out, but a sudden death miss from Junior Sambia sent PSG through to the final at Stade de France, where they will play Monaco or fourth division Rumilly Vallières.