Mbappé strike helps PSG beat Nice to reach French Cup semis

Kylian Mbappé was on target as Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 3-1 win over Nice on Wednesday to secure a spot in the Coupe de France semifinals.

Mbappé gave the hosts the lead in the 14th minute, threading the ball between Nice keeper Marcin Bulka's legs after a skilful one-two with Fabián Ruiz.

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PSG doubled their lead in the 33rd when Bulka sent a clearance to winger Ousmane Dembélé, with the ball spinning to Ruiz, who calmly slotted into the open net.

Nice pulled a goal back four minutes later when Jérémie Boga embarked on a splendid run into the box and the ball found its way to Gaëtan Laborde, who fired home on the half-volley.

Kylian Mbappé helped PSG into the last four of the Coupe de France.
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Lucas Beraldo, however, wrapped up the win for PSG when he headed home on the hour mark.

There was a long delay minutes after the goal as Bulka took a knee to the nose which required treatment and a change of shirt for the keeper.

PSG will face Stade Rennais in the semifinal on April 3, while Lyon and Valenciennes will contest the other semi the day before.