As expected, Parisian juggernauts PSG ended Les Herbiers’ incredible French Cup fairytale on Tuesday night, with the Ligue 1 side defeating their third-tier opponents via a modest 2-0 scoreline.
The Vendee minnows sold around 15,000 tickets for the final at the Parc des Princes, approximately the entire population of the town of Les Herbiers, and those fans who made the trip to the capital were treated to a fine display against their illustrious opponents.
However, after going close on a number of occasions, Unai Emery’s side eventually took the lead on 25 minutes, courtesy of a superb curled effort from midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
PSG thought they had a second soon after the start of the second-half, only for the VAR system to chalk it off due to a handball by Marquinhos.
It would talk until the 74th minute for PSG to score again, with Edinson Cavani converting a spot-kick after the Uruguyuan was fouled in the box.
Les Herbiers had a chance at the end to get one back but it went begging and ultimately the game would end in a 2-0 win for the Qatari-fuelled super club.
While PSG celebrate another domestic treble (their third in the last four seasons), Les Herbiers will need to refocus themselves on avoiding relegation from the Championnat National, with the side two points above the drop-zone ahead of their final game of the season on Friday.
Bizarrely, if they did go down, they’d face none other than PSG’s reserve side in the fourth division next season.