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Caen 0-1 PSG: Moise Kean winner book French Cup last 32 spot for Mauricio Pochettino’s side with Neymar forced off injured ahead of Champions League clash with Barcelona

PSG progress into the next round of the Coupe de France, but the host made them work for it. Ligue 2 side Caen gave an excellent display of themselves, and Kean’s 49th-minute strike proved the difference in the end.

The striker converted’s Neymar’s cross inside the box and eventually, it was all PSG needed to progress in the competition the visitors were dealt with a huge blow as the Brazillian suffered a possible thigh injury six days before their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against Barcelona.

Neymar found himself isolated and the French champions failed to create opportunity in a flat opening half.

Yet the visitors sprung to life after the break as Kean scored from close range from Neymar’s cross at the end of a counter-attack four minutes into the second half.

Neymar, however, went down after a robust challenge from Steeve Yago in the 56th minute, whoasping his left thigh as he was replaced by Mbappe.

PSG will already be without the injured Angel Di Maria for the Barcelona game.

They had two other goals ruled off for offside, while Mbappe and Sarabia could have wrapped things up at the death.

Even though they progress to the next round in the competition, PSG was far from their best this evening. Pochettino did make changes, but he will want to see more from his team in the coming weeks.

Caen could have equalised, and it shows PSG are beatable if they are not at the races.

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