The Paris Saint-Germain sent a notice to Manchester City one week before the semifinals of the Champions League that will face them, by winning this Wednesday by a resounding 5-0 to Angers in the quarterfinals of the French Cup.
To those of the Argentine Mauricio Pochettino they didn’t need the Kylian contest Mbappe, who remained on the bench, before the voracity of the Brazilian Neymar and, above all, the Argentine Mauro Icardi, author of a triplet.
As if in a hurry to resolve the tie as soon as possible in the face of the challenges that await them in the coming days, the Parisian team wasted no time in cornering their rival.
The siege was about to bear fruit for those of Pochettino after five minutes of play in a header from the German central Thilo Kehrer who went over the crossbar.
He did not fail the next time Paris Saint-Germain, who went ahead at nine minutes with a goal from Icardi, who resolved with quality in the area a pass from the German Julian Draxler.
Icardi seems to have returned hungry for a goal from the injury that prevented him from playing the quarter-final tie of the top continental competition with him Bayern Munich.
If last Saturday the Argentine international gave the victory to the Parisians over Saint-Etienne with a goal in the extension time, this Wednesday he scored the first time he had.
No less motivated does the Brazilian seem Neymar, who returned to the fields after serving the two suspension games with which he was sanctioned for the red card he saw against Lille.
The Brazilian provoked the 2-0 at 23 minutes, the work of visiting defender Vincent Manceau, who introduced the ball into his own goal after a rebound from goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle a shot from Neymar.
The many seemed to appease the ambition of the Paris Saint-Germain, who after monopolizing the game at the start of the game, little by little they were giving meters before the Angers.
A circumstance that the visitors did not know how to take advantage of, despite having the occasional dangerous arrival in the area, weighed down by their lack of success in the auction.
The lack of hitting was continued by Angers in the second half and at 64 minutes Lois Diony he was unable to head the goalkeeper of the Parisian team, the Spanish Sergio Rico.
Quite the opposite of him PSG, who in the next four minutes sentenced the contest with two new goals, the work of Neymar, who nodded a pass from Draxler, e Icardi, who made it 4-0 by finishing off a cross from his compatriot Angel Di Maria.
At minute 90, Icardi established the final 5-0 by culminating with a great volley a center to the area.