PSG Out of French Cup In The Last-16 After A Penalty Shootout Defeat To Relentless OGC Nice (Video)

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PSG Out of French Cup after Nice defeated holders 6-5 on penalties after a goalless draw in their last-16 French Cup clash on Monday. Goalkeeper Marcin Bulka made two saves in the shootout.

PSG Out of French Cup In The Last-16 After A Penalty Shootout Defeat To Nice
PSG Out of French Cup

Bulka, who is on loan from PSG, stopped attempts from Leandro Paredes and Xavi Simons in the shootout to end PSG’s supremacy in the cup, which they had won six of the previous seven seasons.

Following the draw earlier on Monday, Nice will now play Olympique de Marseille in the quarter-finals.

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After an incident-free first half at the Parc des Princes, the home team lay siege to the Nice goal, and there were multiple chances in the second period for Julian Draxler, Mauro Icardi, Lionel Messi, Marco Verratti, and Kylian Mbappe, who came on as a substitute.

The closest PSG came was in the 71st minute, when defender Presnel Kimpembe had an effort saved just short of the line as he almost directed a set-piece into the Nice goal.

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PSG Out of French Cup In The Last-16 After A Penalty Shootout Defeat To Nice

The visitors, who are second in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain, had two counter-attack chances for Justin Kluivert blocked.

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The two fourth division giant killers Bergerac and Versailles have been drawn against each other in next week’s quarter-final, while the other two ties will see a top flight team meet Ligue 2 opposition.

In both of the other matches, a Ligue 1 team will host a Ligue 2 team, with Monaco hosting Amiens and Nantes hosting Bastia.

Nice will next face Marseille in a replay of an August 22 Ligue 1 game that was called off after home fans flooded the pitch and a riot broke out between the two teams.

As a result of this, Nice was docked one point.

Taking place midweek on February 8-9, the quarter-finals are scheduled to be played.

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