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Paris Saint-Germain Return To Coupe De La Ligue Final

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Paris' players celebrate after scoring a goal during the French League Cup football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on January 24, 2017 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT (Photo credit should read NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images)

There is an adage associated with Overwatch’s most celebrated character, Korea’s Hana Song, or d.va: “Git Gud Or Get Rekt.” Get good, or get wrecked. At home at the Matmut Atlantique, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s FC Girondins de Bourdeaux could not get good in the second half against Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain Football Club and got wrecked in the shade and an ultimately vacated home ground to the sounds of a 4-1 victory to the defending Coupe De La Ligue holders in the semifinals.

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Angel Di Maria (19′, 81′) and Edinson Cavani (60′, 74′) scored braces for Les Parisiens, who are on their way to their fourth straight final in a competition that they have dominated the past several years. Diego Rolan scored an early equalizer in the 32nd minute but PSG’s second half domination proved to be key practice heading into what is certainly a warmup match for the cup final in April against Leonardo Jardim’s AS Monaco.

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Bordeaux had three corners to just one for the visitors, but otherwise Paris dominated a number of key match statistics, including possession (57.7% to 42.3%), shots (14 to 10), shots on target (six to one), successful passes (85.6% to 79%) and total passes (569 to 405). Here’s some more key tidbits from Opta Jean.

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In other news, one of PSG’s youngsters will be heading to struggling PEC Zwolle of the Eredivise. That’s 21-year old Hervin Ongenda, who made 16 appearances for PSG. Zwolle, if you recall, are having a very rough year, sitting in 16th place with a record of 4-5-10 (17 points). It is anticipated, at least here on the Stoppage Time, that a little PSG magic could keep PEC in the top Dutch flight heading into next season.

PSG’s opponent will indeed be AS Monaco, who eliminated Pablo Correa’s AS Nancy Lorraine 1-0 on a header from Radamel Falcao in the second minute of first half injury time.

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And as a result of PSG’s super Tuesday win and Monaco’s scrappy result, a special Live Blog of Paris Saint-Germain vs. AS Monaco on Sunday, Jan. 29 will take place. The Live Blog starts at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET and includes a roundup of action from the early match of the day, OGC Nice vs. EA Guingamp. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET.

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