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Soccer-Draxler makes PSG debut as holders advance into Cup last 32
January 7, 2017 / 10:37 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer-Draxler makes PSG debut as holders advance into Cup last 32

PARIS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Julian Draxler scored on his competitive debut for Paris St Germain as the holders cantered into the last 32 of the French Cup with a 7-0 demolition of fellow Ligue 1 club Bastia on Saturday.

Thiago Silva opened the scoring after half an hour with a powerful header from Lucas’s corner.

Adrien Rabiot doubled the tally two minutes from the interval with a 30-metre missile.

Christopher Nkunku added a third three minutes into the second half with a crossed shot after a 30-metre run, while Thiago Motta made it 4-0 in the 57th minute with a diving header.

One minute later, Rabiot was replaced by Germany midfielder Draxler, who produced a fine display as he made his PSG competitive debut four days after completing his transfer from VfL Wolfsburg.

Lucas scored a 63rd-minute penalty after being brought down and Angel Di Maria increased the lead to 6-0 after collecting Thomas Meunier’s cross in the area.

Draxler rounded off the rout with a delicate chip.

Elsewhere, CFA2 (fifth division) team Sarreguemines upset Ligue 2 side Stade de Reims 2-1.

On Friday, Monaco advanced with a 2-1 win against AC Ajaccio. (Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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