Football: Thiago Silva Nods Holders PSG Into Last Four

Football: Thiago Silva nods holders PSG into last four

PARIS, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 12th Jan, 2017 ) - Captain Thiago Silva showed the wasteful Edinson Cavani how to do it with two crashing headers as holders Paris Saint-Germain surged into the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 2-0 win over Metz on Wednesday. Also into the last four are Nancy, Monaco and Bordeaux, who won their quarter-final 3-2 at home to Guingamp earlier in the evening. Home side PSG were all over Metz, struggling near the bottom of Ligue 1, from the off and should have been 2-0 ahead after a quarter of an hour.

Both times it was striker Cavani who was wasteful, heading wide from near the penalty spot and then minutes later seeing his shot from point-blank range saved by the legs of goalkeeper David Oberhauser. Angel Di Maria -- who has failed to really win over the fans at the Parc des Princes since his big-money move from Manchester United -- was the next one guilty of profligacy, attempting to set up Cavani with a panenka-style pass when a simple cross would have sufficed.