Lyon's Garde pleased with progression to Coupe de France semi-finals after victory over PSG

The Les Gones' boss praised his players' performance in the pulsating victory over the side led by Carlo Ancelotti, which saw them through to the next round
Olympique Lyonnais coach Remi Garde was pleased with his side's 3-1 win over rivals Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday at Parc des Princes in the Coupe de France quarter-finals.

Carlo Ancelotti's men took the lead through a Nene penalty, but Kim Kallstrom drew the game level with a free-kick six minutes after PSG's opener. Lisandro Lopez made it 2-1 before the break, and Bafetimbi Gomis put the cherry on the cake from the spot in the final minutes of the game.

The 45-year-old coach was quick to acknowledge the effort of his players, as they move a step closer to winning Coupe de France for the first time since 2008.

"We saw a very nice first half, in the second one we were forced to retreat," the Lyon boss said to reporters after the match.

"We had great tactical discipline, which allowed us to make it through the end. I dove my hat to all my players."

Lyon are set to meet
Gazelec Ajaccio in the semi-finals, and could potentially face US Quevilly or Stade Rennes in the Coupe de France showpiece.