French League Cup: Edinson Cavani equals competition goal record to guide Paris Saint-Germain to last-16
Edinson Cavani scored his 15th French League Cup goal in Tuesday's 2-1 victory at second-tier Orleans in the last 16 to equal the record held by former Paris Saint-Germain star Pauleta.
Paris: Edinson Cavani scored his 15th French League Cup goal in Tuesday's 2-1 victory at second-tier Orleans in the last-16 to equal the record held by former Paris Saint-Germain star Pauleta.
PSG have lifted the trophy each of the past five seasons and are unbeaten in all domestic cup competitions dating back to January 2014.
Thomas Tuchel's side took the lead on 41 minutes when Cavani lobbed the Orleans goalkeeper following an assist by Angel Di Maria.
Orleans hit back through a goal from Joseph Lopy midway through the second half, but substitute Moussa Diaby sent PSG through to the quarter-finals with the winner 10 minutes from time.
Gabriel Jesus tapped in from Bernardo Silva's deft knockdown on 76 minutes to settle an absorbing match at the Etihad after Raheem Sterling had cancelled out Kylian Mbappe's goal.
Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring and Kante's long-range blast put Chelsea in control before Christian Pulisic came off the bench to score in the second half.
The 24-year-old England international sustained an ACL injury on Tuesday in Chelsea's 4-0 victory over Juventus in a Champions League game at Stamford Bridge.