Star striker Kylian Mbappe scored twice as French Cup holder Paris Saint-Germain won 3-0 at Brest to join Lyon in the last 16 on Saturday.
Brest coach Olivier Dall’Oglio made the surprising decision to rotate key players and paid the price as Mbappe netted his first after only nine minutes. Pablo Sarabia drilled a shot into the bottom corner one minute before the break, after a fine run from Julian Draxler prompted Brest’s defense to make a mistake.
Marco Verratti then set up Mbappe for his second goal in the 74th.
Earlier, Lyon beat second-tier Sochaux 5-2 with 17-year-old attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki scoring twice and creating a goal for central defender Jason Denayer. Defender Djamel Benlamri and winger Maxwel Cornet scored Lyon’s other goals for a 2-0 lead after just 10 minutes. Sochaux striker Chris Bedia netted twice either side of Cherki’s first goal to make it 3-2 to…