Mauro Icardi sets fire as PSG destroys St Etienne to advance into the semi finals

Mauro Icardi continued his reign with the scoring form with a hat-trick helping Paris St German to advance with a 6-1 thrashing victory over the 10 men St Etienne in the French League Cup Quarter-finals.

Icardi on loan from Inter Milan FC, scored either side of the interval with Neymar, a Jessy Moulin own goal and Kylian Mbappe effort adding to the woes of Les Verts, who were immediately reduced to 10 men as soon as Wesley Fofana was sent off, and has scored 17 goals in 19 games for PSG.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when Fofana was sent off for a second bookable offence for tripping Marco Vierratti in the 31st minute and ending any hopes for the visitors to cut the lead short.

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38 minutes into the match, Neymar double the lead with a chipped finish after being beautifully set up by Angel Di Maria and Moulin scored n own goals after a Loic Perrin deflection hit the post and bounced in off the keeper on the stroke of halftime.

It was just four minutes into the second half and Icardi converted the cross from Mbappe and added his third in the 57th minute in a similar way converting it into a hat-trick.

Icardi returned the favour in fashion and Mbappe scores on a cross making it 6-0 and giving the German’s the edge they needed to advance into the semi-finals of the French cup.

In the 71st minute, Cabaye poked the ball home after keeper Sergio Rico had parried away midfielder’s penalty resulting in a 6-1 final score with PSG advancing into the semi-finals with a momentum that can possibly make them win the cup.

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