Di Maria fuels PSG as Marseille hit nine in French Cup

first_imgEdinson Cavani restored the lead for Unai Emery’s team on 27 minutes when he turned in a Layvin Kurzawa cross at the far post, and Thiago Silva then rattled the crossbar with a header from a corner.Di Maria added a third just prior to the hour with a composed finish after he was released in behind the home defence by a pass from Italian midfielder Marco Verratti.He completed his hat-trick just three minutes later by forcing home a rebound from close range after Sochaux goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi parried a fierce shot from Cavani.Dani Alves finished the game in goal for PSG after Kevin Trapp was sent off in the closing stages for a foul outside his area on Sochaux striker Thomas Robinet.“The goal today was to advance beyond this round of the French Cup without injuries,” said Emery, whose side travel to Real Madrid next week for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.“We’re very happy with (Di Maria),” added the Spaniard, who has seen the revitalised Argentine score nine goals in 10 matches since the turn of the year.“He deserves to be in the squad, in the starting XI, like all the other players. My opinion of him hasn’t changed today, he’s an important player for us.”– Mitroglou, Ocampos shine –Earlier, both Kostas Mitroglou and Lucas Ocampos scored hat-tricks as in-form Marseille crushed a hapless Bourg-en-Bresse in a heavily lopsided last 16 tie.Rudi Garcia’s side, who are second in Ligue 1 after thrashing Metz 6-3 last week, romped into a 4-0 lead inside 20 minutes at the struggling Ligue 2 side and showed no mercy against hapless opponents.“We had an actual nightmare, the two sides were a world apart,” admitted Bourg-en-Bresse coach Herve Della Maggiore. “We watched them play.”Despite making six changes to the starting XI, Marseille ended the tie as a contest with early goals from Luiz Gustavo, Dimitri Payet, Ocampos and Mitroglou.Greek international striker Mitroglou has struggled to nail down a place in the team since joining from Benfica last year, but he strolled through the vacant home defence to score the fifth before half-time.Lucas Ocampos and Kostas Mitroglou do most of the damage as Marseille crush their second-tier opponents © AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUEArgentinian Ocampos grabbed his second early in the second half, although he was made to wait to complete his treble as Marseille went a game-high 23 minutes without scoring before he headed home.Mitroglou quickly got back in on the act as some more awful defending allowed him to nod in his seventh goal for the club, before Clinton N’Jie wrapped up the scoring with number nine from the penalty spot.Marseille have now won eight and drawn one of their last nine matches in all competitions, scoring 30 goals in the process.But they fell well short of their record win — a 19-0 French Cup victory over Stade Raphaelois in 1933.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Angel Di Maria fires PSG through to the last eight of the French Cup © AFP / SEBASTIEN BOZONPARIS, France, Feb 6 – Angel Di Maria scored a hat-trick as holders Paris Saint-Germain defeated second-tier Sochaux 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the French Cup quarter-finals, while Marseille demolished Ligue 2 outfit Bourg-en-Bresse 9-0.The Argentine winger headed PSG, who were playing without the rested Neymar, ahead inside the first minute at the Stade Bonal in eastern France, but twice former winners Sochaux levelled through Florian Martin before the quarter hour.last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:The seniors lost out at Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday on a Letterkenny Gaels 1-6 0-6 Naomh Colmcille scoreline.The reserves were beaten for the second week running, defeated at Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday. The U16s were defeated at home to Glenswilly on Wednesday evening.The U12s hosted St. Michaels in a challenge match on Friday evening.The Naomh Colmcille U12 girls team hosted St. Eunans on Saturday. Unfortunately however the visitors were unable to fulfill the competitive fixture due to the number of players available. Next up for the girls is a home match against Buncrana next Saturday. The U11 team travelled to Slaughtmanus on Sunday and won their three matches against Slaughtmanus, Coleraine and Banagher. Well done boys!Naomh Colmcille hosted an Under 10 blitz on Saturday 26th April at Pairc Colmcille. Lifford, Buncrana and Letterkenny Gaels all brought teams and each club played one game against each other. All players competed well and represented themselves and their clubs very well, and there was a high level of skill shown by all. Naomh Colmcille U10 Coaches would like to thank the other clubs for coming and competing well, and like to thank the Naomh Colmcille club members and parents who helped get the pitches ready, refereed the games and helped with the tea afterwards.If anyone needs to do a child protection course please contact Breda on 0876393503 ASAP.There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP to get numbers for a course in the coming weeks. The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Monday (27th) at 7:30 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Training with reserves. See Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Home match against Termon scheduled for Monday (27th) at 7:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U14s. Challenge match at home to Burt on Tuesday (28th) at 5:45 pm. Players to be down for 5:20 pm. Training Saturday (2nd) at 10:00 am (TBC). All new and returning players welcome.U12s. Training next Friday (1st) at 7:00 pm. . Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Training next Friday (1st) at 6:30 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Training next Friday (1st) at 6:00 pm Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. No training on Monday (27th). Training Wednesday (29th) at 7:15 pm (all age groups). U12s are particularly asked to attend as the next match is at home to Buncrana on Saturday (time TBC). See Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 1, 5, 7, 18, 21 and the winners are Louis Lynch (Muff), Susan Gillespie and the Barr Family who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €750.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthyGAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE SUFFER DEFEAT TO LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more