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Guingamp End PSG’s 49-Match Unbeaten French League Cup Run

Tanuja Saikhom | 4 months ago

Ligue 1 bottom place Guingamp ended Paris Saint-Germain’s 49-match winning run in domestic cup competitions with a stunning 2-1 win in the Coupe De La Ligue quarterfinals on Wednesday. Les Parisiens had won the competition in a row and had not lost a game since November 2012.

The thrilling game witnessed three penalty kicks, all in second half. Guingamp scored both goals from spot kicks to eliminate Thomas Tuchel's men from the competition at Le Parc des Princes.

Guingamp were awarded a penalty after defender Thomas Meunier stepped upon Ludovic Blas’s foot. However, Marcus Thuram missed it in the 61st minute and Neymar’s header within two minutes gave PSG a 1-0 lead.

It was Yeni Ngbakoto whose goal from the spot kick in the 81st minute and leveled the game 1-1. Shocked to the defending champions, Thuram converted the third penalty kick of the game into a winner in injury time.

Besides Guimgamp, the other teams that made into the last four are AS Monaco who beat Rennes 8-7 on penalties and Girondins de Bordeaux who eliminated Ligue 2 team Le Havre 1-0. Strasbourg were the first to reach the semis after they outplayed Ligue 1 third-place Olympique Lyonnais on Tuesday.

The loss against Guingamp was only a second time for PSG in all competitions this season after a 3-2 loss to Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League last September.