Nice eliminate holders PSG on penalties from French Cup

Bulka is on loan at Nice from PSG and stopped efforts
from Leandro Paredes and teenager Xavi Simons in the shootout to end PSG’s
dominance in the cup, which they had won in six of the past seven seasons.

Nice will now host Olympique de Marseille in the
quarter-finals, after the draw was conducted earlier on Monday.

The home side laid siege to the Nice goal after an
incident-free first half at the Parc des Princes and there were numerous
chances in the second period for Julian Draxler, Mauro Icardi, Lionel Messi,
Marco Verratti and Kylian Mbappe after he came on as a substitute.

But the closest PSG came was when defender Presnel
Kimpembe had an effort cleared just short of the line as he almost steered a
setpiece into the Nice goal in the 71st minute.

The visitors, who are second in the Ligue 1 standings
behind the Parisian club, had two counter attack chances for Justin Kluivert

In next week’s quarter-final, the two fourth division
giant killers Bergerac and Versailles were drawn against each other while the
other two ties sees a top flight team host Ligue 2 opposition. Nantes are home
to Bastia and Monaco take on Amiens.

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