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PSG smashed Monaco for 14th French Cup title

Paris Saint-Germain celebrated the victory of the French Cup after defeating Monaco on Tuesday. Paris wins their 14th Coupe de France. Kylian Mbappé scored the first goal, as Paris Saint-Germain retained the French Cup with a 2–0 win over Monaco in Wednesday’s final at the Stade de France. Mbappe’s quick thought of putting Axel Disasi in his penalty area, while the Monaco defender let a short pass from goalkeeper Radosław Majecki, slipped off his feet, set a 19-opener for Mauro Icardi.

Mbappe took the ball and, displaying his sharp legs, smacked it for Icardi to take the ball home from afar. With teammate Neymar watching from a suspended and empty stand, Mbappe managed to dominate the competition with his talent and speed added a second goal in 81 minutes.

Angel Di Maria produced him with a short ball, and the World Cup winner lifted the final over Majecki to ensure the result. Mbappe’s goal came a minute after Majecki was spotted off his line and hit the crossbar with a clever chip from outside the penalty area. It was one of the few occasions in a massively difficult final played behind closed doors, which only came to life in the final 15 minutes.

PSG retained their title and increased the record number of Cup wins to 14. Monaco has won five times before but last won in 1991. They were last in the final of 2010 when PSG defeated them.

PSG defender Alessandro Florenzi had a powerful shot by Majecki in the first half, while Monaco made better chances after the break when PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas made two good saves from Wissam Ben Yedder and Krépin Diatta and a return to the game on the crossbar. But any hope of a comeback was soon dashed by Mbappé’s speed and foresight as he resolved the outcome.

Both clubs focus their attention on Sunday at the end of the Ligue 1 season, where they hold their hopes of winning the title. PSG are in second place, one point behind Lille, while Monaco are positioned third, two points behind the Parisians.

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PSG smashed Monaco for 14th French Cup title

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