PSG claim French Cup and seal domestic treble

Sport360 staff 08:04 31/05/2015
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Silverware: Paris Saint-Germain celebrate.

Paris Saint-Germain claimed a historic quadruple trophy haul on Saturday night by beating Auxerre 1-0 to win the French Cup title.

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Edinson Cavani’s header after 64 minutes sealed another title for the Parisian club who had already won the Ligue 1 crown along with the Champions’ Trophy and the League Cup – the three other trophies possible in French football.

The French Cup was the only domestic title missing from PSG’s cabinet since they were taken over by their big-spending Qatari owners in 2011.

Clear favourites before the kick off, PSG only needed the second-half Cavani goal to do what no other club had ever achieved in France and bag their ninth French Cup.

“We had a great, great season. What we managed to do is unique. We play at PSG to live such moments,” midfielder Blaise Matuidi said.

“We may have some regrets from the Champions League but we lost to an ogre (Barcelona). It’s also important to pay proper tribute to Auxerre who played a good game and caused us some trouble.

“It’s been a long season but, in the end, we achieved something special. We have amazing players and we’re very happy with what we’ve done. Now is time to celebrate.”

Ligue 2 side Auxerre, who finished ninth in their third successive season in the French second-tier, relied on counter-attacks and long balls to cause trouble to a full-strength Paris team and it took them over an hour to break the deadlock.

The goal came with 64 minutes gone, as Uruguayan forward Cavani rose unmarked in the heart of the defence to cannon a powerful header off the underside of the bar and into the back of the net.

There were hopeful attempts from Amara Baby and Cheick Fantamady Diarra but PSG cruised home

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