Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night booked their place in the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 2-0 victory away at Amiens.
PSG were again without leading scorer Edinson Cavani, who also missed Sunday’s French Cup rout of Rennes after returning late from his Christmas and New Year break in Uruguay.
As much as they were worried about Kylian Mbappe’s knee after a challenge from opposition goalkeeper Regis Gurtner in the 34th minute, PSG will have been pleased to see the shot-stopper dismissed, leaving his side with 10 men.
It wouldn’t be until the second half that they took advantage, with Neymar stepping up to convert a penalty.
Twelve minutes from time Adrien Rabiot made it 2-0, with VAR called upon to check the ball had indeed crossed the line.
With a two-goal lead, the Ligue 1 leaders could cruise towards the final whistle, and they now join Monaco, Rennes, and Montpellier in the final four.