Paris Saint-Germain impacted history and put up a predominant show on Saturday night as they whipped AS Monaco 4-1 to win the Coupe de la Ligue for the fourth consecutive time.
PSG took control of the ball early, with Thiago Silva watching out for starlet Kylian Mbappe and bossing the youth around.
It took the champions only four minutes to lead the pack. Marco Verratti played in Di Maria with an extraordinary pass, and the Argentinian laid the ball off to Draxler, who effectively tapped home beyond all detectable open net.
Edinson Cavani scored twice while Julian Draxler and Angel di Maria included one each inside a fully packed Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium to hand the French giants a record seventh title.
PSG started the game on a decent note as Marco Verratti and Di Maria consolidated to set up Draxler and he committed no error with a fine strike past Monaco goalkeeper, Danijel Subasic inside the initial five minutes of the game.
Thomas Lemar got a perfect pass from Djibril Sidibe on the edge of the box and painstakingly found the top corner with a super strike to make it 1-1.
It was a delightful end-to-end stuff just before half-time. Edinson Cavani saw his improvisational back-heel, PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp’s likewise made his very own save and they transformed the possession into a counter attack.
PSG detected uncertainty in the Monaco positions they rushed to exploit it, only four minutes on the clock when Marco Verratti’s through ball sprang the offside trap and Di Maria played in Draxler for a simple finish, from an offside position.
Monaco battled for a reaction before Lemar focused with a delightful strike into the top corner, however, PSG still had the more prominent risk and deservedly retook the lead just before the break, Draxler selecting the unmarked Di Maria to apply a jabbed wrap up.
It was a splendid collaboration all through by PSG, after the break, a wonderful strike from Cavani genuinely got the attention.
Cavani took away the game from Monaco with a fierce volley from Verratti’s adorable chipped pass, and after that with the game practically over, another loud exertion off the underside of the crossbar to wrap up an edge of triumph that did not compliment Unai Emery’s men
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria was named Man of the Match in the Coupe de la Ligue last against Monaco (4-1), on Saturday, 1 April at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
The scorer of Paris’ second goal and the help supplied for two others, the Argentine was chosen for the honour by the journalist in the Lyon field. He succeeds Edinson Cavani (2014), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2015) and comrade Javier Pastore (2016) in asserting the qualification.