Luyindula keeps PSG on course
Peguy Luyindula scored both goals in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 defeat of Nancy on Wednesday to send the holders through to the quarter-finals of the League Cup. Le Havre are also in the last eight after beating Rennes 2-1.
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Paris Saint-Germain / AS Nancy Lorraine : 2 - 0
Luyindula took full advantage of Paul Le Guen's decision to rest leading scorer Guillaume Hoarau as he scored his second and third goals of the season in six first-half minutes.
Luyindula combined with fellow forward Mateja Keman before clipping the ball delicately over Nancy keeper Damien Gregorini to open the scoring after half-an-hour at the Parc des Princes.
The former Lyon and Marseille striker then outpaced the visitors' rearguard to reach Sylvain Armand's long ball down the left-hand channel before repeating the finish of his opening goal to beat Gregorini and send PSG through to a re-match of last season's final against Lens.
Havre AC / Stade Rennais FC : 2 - 1
Jean-Michel Lesage scored a last-gasp penalty to send Le Havre through to the quarter-finals at the expense of Rennes.
The 31-year-old struck four minutes into added time after Lucien Aubey had been punished for a push on Jérémy Henin.
Henin had also been involved in HAC going in front on 15 minutes. The defender supplied Guillaume Norbert on the right flank, and the former Nantes midfielder's cross was met by El Fardou Ben Nabouhane who steered the ball past Nicolas Douchez.
Rennes, though, were level nine minutes later through Moussa Sow, but Lesage's late spot-kick means Jean-Marc Nobilo's side will play Nice in the last eight.