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Paris Saint-Germain Secures French Cup Semi-Final Berth with Convincing Win Over Nice

Paris, March 13, 2024, The Europe Today: Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 3-1 victory over Nice on Wednesday, securing their place in the semi-finals of the French Cup in a dominant display at the Parc des Princes.

Kylian Mbappe, PSG’s talismanic forward, set the tone early in the match by giving the hosts the lead in the 14th minute. Demonstrating his trademark skill, Mbappe expertly threaded the ball between Nice keeper Marcin Bulka’s legs after a precise one-two with Fabian Ruiz.

PSG extended their lead in the 33rd minute when Bulka’s attempted clearance inadvertently found winger Ousmane Dembele, whose deflected shot fell to Ruiz. The Spanish midfielder calmly slotted the ball into the open net, further consolidating PSG’s dominance.

Nice managed to pull a goal back just four minutes later, courtesy of a splendid individual effort from Jeremie Boga, who embarked on a dazzling run into the box. Gaetan Laborde capitalized on the opportunity, firing home on the half-volley to briefly revive Nice’s hopes.

However, PSG swiftly reasserted their authority, sealing the win in the 60th minute when Lucas Beraldo headed home to extend their lead.

The match was briefly halted following Beraldo’s goal as Bulka sustained a knee injury, requiring medical attention and a change of shirt before resuming play.

With this victory, PSG advances to the semi-finals of the French Cup, where they are set to face Stade Rennais on April 3rd. Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais and Valenciennes are slated to contest the other semi-final the day before, promising an exciting culmination to the prestigious tournament. PSG’s formidable performance against Nice reaffirms their status as contenders for silverware as they continue their quest for domestic glory.