Late goals help PSG beat 3rd-tier Châteauroux in French Cup
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain needed two late goals to scrape a 3-1 win at third-tier Châteauroux in the French Cup round of 64. PSG coach Christophe Galtier rested star forwards Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Lionel Messi. Yet PSG still started with seven international players against a side placed 14th in the third division. PSG has won the cup a record 14 times but was knocked out in the round of 16 last season. With no extra time in the early rounds, Châteauroux was close to forcing a penalty shootout. But PSG midfielder Carlos Soler pounced from close range in the 78th minute and left back Juan Bernat ensured victory in stoppage time.
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