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Coupe de France

  • April 17, 2013
  • • 19:55
  • • Parc des Sports, Annecy
  • Referee: P. Kalt
  • • Attendance: 14925

Evian TG won 4 - 1 on penalties

Evian-Paris Saint-Germain Preview: Ancelotti's side aim to keep double dream alive

Evian-Paris Saint-Germain Preview: Ancelotti's side aim to keep double dream alive

Ezequiel Lavezzi en la historia del PSG / Getty

The Ligue 1 leaders travel to the Parc des Sports for the quarter-finals as they look to keep up their hopes of silverware on two fronts alive



Wass, Mongongu, Betao, Dja Djedje
Rabiu, Sorlin
Ninkovic, Berigaud, Barbosa

Jallet, Sakho, Camara, Maxwell
Menez, Verratti, Chantome, Pastore
Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic

Evian could well name the same starting XI that impressively dismantled Stade Rennais, winning 4-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

That would mean Kevin Berigaud - a scorer at the weekend - retaining his place ahead of Yannick Sagbo, with no other pressing issues for coach Pascal Dupraz to consider.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is set to rest a few members of his side - most notably those that featured in both games against Barcelona and ESTAC Troyes in the past week.

Kevin Gameiro's outburst when substituted at the weekend could well cost him a place, with the returning Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to lead the line. The likes of Clement Chantome and Zoumana Camara are also in line for a recall.

  • Evian sit 16th in Ligue 1, three points above the drop zone with one win in their last five.
  • The Annecy outfit are unbeaten at home in the Coupe de France since 2008.
  • Evian beat amateurs Amiens and Vertou and Ligue 2 side Le Havre to get this far in this year's tournament.
  • PSG sit top of Ligue 1, nine points clear of Olympique de Marseille following their 1-0 win over Troyes on Saturday.
  • Carlo Ancelotti's side are hoping to win the Coupe de France for the first time since 2010, having lost the 2011 final to Lille.
  • The capital club have won 11 away games in this competition in a row since a shock 3-1 defeat to Rodez in 2009.
  • PSG beat Arras, Toulouse and Olympique de Marseille to reach the last eight.

Players to watch

B. Laquait

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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The Evian goalkeeper has recently unseated Denmark international Stephan Andersen as the number one at the Parc des Sports, and has noticeably aided his side's fight against relegation with a string of stirring performances in goal. Laquait, who turned 36 on Saturday, still possesses a fine range of reflexes and will have to be on his game when PSG roll into town on Wednesday.

M. Verratti

Position: Midfielder

Games: 3

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The young Italian continues to shine in his first season in the capital, and on occasions, displays a maturity to his performances which have aided the side consistently throughout the campaign. His sheer power and deadly passing range puts many an opponent off, leaving Evian needing a specific plan for the 20-year-old on Wednesday.

Editor's Prediction

Paris Saint-Germain may look a little jaded, and uninterested following their European adventure but the allure of winning a double in Carlo Ancelotti's first full season remains strong. Evian will put up a spirited fight but expect PSG to progress in a competition where they face no real threat after Marseille and Lyon's exits.

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