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2018/19 French Coupe de la Ligue, Round of 16
  • Joseph Lopy (69')
  • Edinson Cavani (41')
  • Moussa Diaby (81')

Paris Saint-Germain beat Orleans to advance to Coupe de la Ligue quarterfinals

Coupe de la Ligue holder Paris Saint-Germain scraped through to the quarterfinals of the competition with a late goal in a 2-1 win at second division Orleans on Tuesday.

Four minutes after coming off the bench, midfielder Moussa Diaby dribbled his way through the penalty area to score an 81st-minute winner.

PSG, which won the domestic Treble last season, took the lead in the 41st when striker Edinson Cavani latched on to Angel Di Maria's quick pass and lobbed the goalkeeper from the edge of the penalty area.

A mix-up in PSG's defence resulted in midfielder Joseph Lopy getting the ball some 20 metres out and striking a low shot past goalie Gianluigi Buffon in the 70th. Buffon came on at half-time after Alphonse Areola appeared to hurt his back. Di Maria was helped off the pitch by PSG staff in the 58th after hurting his ankle.