Kylian Mbappe scored twice as PSG went cavorting into the Coupe de France final courtesy of a 3-1 win over Caen in the semis on Wednesday night.
Indeed, it was Mbappe who scored the opening goal of the game with 25 minutes gone, but his second was definitely more easy on the eye – the teenage striker racing in to put the finishing touch on an incisive counter-attack…
PSG are in the hunt to win their fourth consecutive Coupe de France, though they’ll have to topple plucky third-division side Les Herbiers in the grand finale.
Les Herbiers are a semi-professional outfit from the Vendée region who are currently bobbing around in ninth place in the National 1 (division three) table.
The tiny club, whose home ground holds less than 5,000 people, have enjoyed a fairly smooth ride to the final of the Cup, entering the competition at round five and not having to face a second-tier side until the last 16 (round 11).
They then saw off Auxerre and Lens (on penalties, in the quarter-finals) before facing fellow National 1 side FC Chambly in the semis, winning 2-0 against a team currently mired down in the relegation zone of their own league.
Les Herbiers now face the slightly disconcerting prospect of facing off against the mighty PSG in their first ever Coupe de France final in front of 80,000-odd people next month.
The odds are most definitely stacked against them to the point of being insurmountable, but what we – and the rest of the non-PSG-supporting world – would give to see that conga line snaking it’s way around the Stade de France in a few week’s time.