Paris Saint-Germain have reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue thanks to a 2-0 win over Amiens in Wednesday night’s quarter-final at the Stade de la Licorne.
Unai Emery’s charges, who are hoping to win the trophy for the fifth year running, were handed a major boost when opposition goalkeeper Regis Gurtner was sent off in the 34th minute for a foul on Kylian Mbappe.
PSG were unable to break the deadlock by half-time but were handed the opportunity to open the scoring from the spot when Neymar drew a foul in the Amiens box from Thomas Monconduit.
The Brazilian stepped up to the spot and duly sent substitute keeper Jean-Christophe Bouet the wrong way with a well-placed effort, subsequently celebrating his goal by taking off one of his boots and juggling it on his head.
Mbappe and Marquinhos both struck the woodwork in search of a killer second goal, while Angel Di Maria was kept out by Bouet.