Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva was pleased he was able to help the defending champions into the Coupe de la Ligue semifinals with both goals in a 2-0 home win over FC Metz on Wednesday.
The Brazil international scored his third and fourth -- all headers from corners -- in three consecutive matches from a pair of Angel Di Maria crosses and in the end, his strikes made the difference at Parc des Princes.
Speaking with journalists after the match, Silva admitted scoring twice was a pleasure...
Paris Saint-Germain reached their fourth consecutive Coupe de la Ligue semifinal with a 2-0 win over Metz thanks to two Thiago Silva goals from Angel Di Maria corners.
Di Maria's 2017 recovery continues. After a goal in the 3-0 friendly win over Club Africain in Tunisia, the Argentina international scored again as a late substitute in the 7-0 Coupe de France thrashing of SC Bastia and added two assists here.
Christopher Nkunku caught the eye against both Lorient and Bastia and once...
Thiago Silva scored a header in each half as defending champions Paris Saint-Germain beat Metz 2-0 to reach the Coupe de la Ligue semifinals on Wednesday.
Both of Silva's goals came from Angel Di Maria corners and took the Brazilian defender's tally to four in the last three games.
Although Metz hardly threatened, PSG were thankful for Silva's input given that top scorer Edinson Cavani was wasteful with his chances in front of goal.
After Cavani missed a good chance early on, shooting straight...
Paris Saint-Germain host FC Metz in the Coupe de la Ligue quarterfinals on Wednesday and will be looking for a third consecutive home victory by a wide margin.
Unai Emery's men thumped Lorient 5-0 in Ligue 1 in their final appearance of 2016 and started 2017 with a 7-0 smashing of Bastia in the Coupe de France round of 64.
Faced with a similar level of opposition again this midweek, the French champions need to show no mercy once more and obliterate Les Grenats.
This clash with Metz is not really...