February 09, (THEWILL) – Marseille secured a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Coupe de France quarter-finals with a stunning goal from Ruslan Malinovskiy.
The match, held at the Stade Velodrome on Wednesday, was filled with excitement from the outset. Marseille took the lead in the 31st minute with a penalty from Alexis Sanchez, which was equalized by Sergio Ramos’ header just before halftime.
Malinovskiy’s stunning winner came just 12 minutes after the equalizer, lashing a half-volley beyond the reach of Gianluigi Donnarumma. The match was closely contested, with both teams having several chances to score. Marseille had 12 shots in the first half, while PSG’s Neymar struck the right-hand post with a low shot. The woodwork also came to PSG’s rescue when Cengiz Under hit the crossbar.
Despite a late effort from PSG, with Ramos heading in during stoppage time, the goal was disallowed due to an offside call. This result marks the second consecutive year that PSG has been knocked out of the Coupe de France at the quarter-final stage.
On the other hand, Marseille advance as 14-time winners of the prestigious tournament. The match was a thrilling display from both sides, with Marseille ultimately deserving their victory.