Zlatan Ibrahimovic sends Paris St-Germain into League Cup final

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice to send PSG into the League Cup final

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Paris St-Germain edged Nantes 2-1 to reach the French League Cup final.

The Sweden striker capitalised on an error by goalkeeper Remy Rio to open the scoring in the fifth minute with a shot on the half-volley.

Nantes equalised with nine minutes to go when Olivier Veigneau turned in Georges-Kevin Nkoudou cross.

But Ibrahimovic secured PSG's passage when he headed home Lucas Moura's cross in the final minute.

PSG will play the winner of Wednesday's semi-final between seven-time French Ligue 1 champions Lyon and second division Troyes on 19 April.

It also keeps alive PSG's hopes of claiming a domestic double. They are five points clear of second-place Monaco in Ligue 1.

"It was a real cup tie, the script is often like that," said PSG coach Laurent Blanc.

"In the second half Nantes applied more pressure, were more involved, created some chances and equalised - but in the last 10 minutes my team stepped up a gear.

"We're in the final, that's what we were looking for and we've done it."

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