Zlatan Ibrahimovic was hailed as an exceptional forward by Nantes coach Michel Der Zakarian after the Swede's two goals at the Stade de la Beaujoire qualified Paris Saint-Germain for the Coupe de la Ligue final.
With an outrageous early first-time shot and a precision late header, Zlatan Ibrahimovic put paid to Nantes' brave resistance and clinched a 2-1 win to send Paris Saint-Germain into the Coupe de la Ligue final on April 19.
OL coach Rémi Garde is taking nothing for granted after victory over OM, Jean-Marc Furlan was delighted after his Ligue 2 Troyes dumped out Evian, while Nante's coach Michel Der Zakarian wants to avoid PSG in the next round.
Yoann Gourcuff and Bafétimbi Gomis scored the Olympique Lyonnais goals as they beat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 at the Stade Gerland to become the final club to qualify for the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals
Troyes won through to the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals after shocking Evian 3-1. Benjamin Nivet (33'), Ghislain Gimbert (42') and Jimmy Cabot (90+3') scored as the Ligue 2 outfit sealed their first ever win over Les Roses.
ASSE coach Christophe Galtier was lost for words after crashing out to fourth-tier Cannes in the Coupe de France Round of 64; PSG boss Laurent Blanc praised Javier Pastore after beating Bordeaux in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Paris Saint-Germain are through to the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue after a hard-earned 3-1 victory against Girondins de Bordeaux in their last-eight clash at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Tuesday.