Coupe de France: Paris Saint-Germain 4-2 Guingamp
Paris Saint-Germain bounced back to winning ways with an entertaining 4-2 victory over Guingamp in the Coupe de France on Thursday (AEDT).
Beaten away to Lyon in Ligue 1 action on Monday (AEDT), Unai Emery's men were forced to battle hard in staving off the plucky visitors as they eventually booked a place in the last 16.
The celebrations were particularly muted for an off-colour Edinson Cavani as the Uruguay international's wayward finishing, and Karl-Johan Johnsson's inspired goalkeeping, prolonged his wait to become PSG's all-time leading scorer.
Instead, it was an Adrien Rabiot header and a Lucas Deaux own goal in the space of four first-half minutes that gave the hosts a two-goal lead midway through the opening period.
Marcus Thuram pulled one back from the spot late in the half and, after Javier Pastore restored the two-goal advantage after the break, Guingamp gained another glimmer of hope courtesy of Yeni N'Gbakoto spot-kick.
That was to be the last of their joy, with Marquinhos heading in a late coner to confirm the holder's progression in spite of its star forward Cavani's worrying performance.