PSG Win 13th French Cup Title

PSG secured the first of a potential three trophies this summer, claiming a record-extending 13th French Cup, with the League Cup final against Lyon to come next Friday before the resumption of their European campaign in Portugal.

Neymar scored the winning goal as Paris Saint-Germain defeated 10-man Saint-Etienne 1-0 in the French Cup final on Friday.

The match was the first competitive fixture in the country since March 11 following the coronavirus pandemic.

The final at the Stade de France was the first official match in one of Europe’s top football nations to allow fans to attend since March, albeit in severely restricted numbers with just 2,805 spectators — including French President Emmanuel Macron — inside the 80,000-seater venue.

A minute’s applause was held ahead of kick-off for the victims of COVID-19, which has claimed the lives of over 30,000 people in France, and in support of frontline workers.