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Paris Saint-Germain 5-1 Lyon: Kylian Mbappe hat-trick fires PSG to French Cup final

PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates aftter scoring against Lyon
Image: PSG's Kylian Mbappe scored a marvellous hat-trick against Lyon

Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed 10-man Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup final and remain on course for a domestic treble.

Ligue 1 leaders PSG, who will also face Lyon in the League Cup final, prevailed thanks to Mbappe's treble and goals by Neymar and Pablo Sarabia after Martin Terrier had put the hosts in front early on.

Lyon finished with 10 men after Fernando Marcal was sent off in the 61st minute for picking up a second yellow card, leaving his team to exposed with the scores level at 1-1.

Neymar misses a penalty against Lyon for PSG
Image: Neymar scored the penalty following Fernando Marcal's red card

PSG will take on holders Stade Rennais or St Etienne at the Stade de France on April 25.

Terrier put the hosts ahead on 11 minutes when he latched onto Karl Toko Ekambi's pass.

PSG's Neymar and Kylian Mbappe celebrate after a goal against Lyon
Image: PSG's Neymar and Kylian Mbappe combined superbly throughout

Mbappe equalised three minutes later by deflecting in Layvin Kurzawa's header for his 28th PSG goal of the season in all competitions.

Marcal's handball earned the Parisian side a penalty and the Brazilian defender his second yellow card.

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Neymar converted the spot kick and Mbappe took advantage of PSG's extra man by adding a third at the end of a dazzling 60-metre run.

Pablo Sarabia's PSG team-mates celebrate with him after scoring a goal against Lyon
Image: Pablo Sarabia scored his seventh French Cup goal this season

Sarabia rubbed salt in Lyon's wounds with a fourth from close range - his seventh in the competition this season - before Mbappe rounded it off with another goal in stoppage time.

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