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Mbappé leads PSG to Coupe de France quarterfinals.

Staff Reporter.

Paris Saint-Germain limbered up for next week's Champions League run-out by downing Brest 3-1 to seal their ticket to the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.

One week before they host Real Sociedad at the Parc des Princes in the Champions League last 16, PSG gained a confidence-boosting win against their fellow Ligue 1 rivals.

Kylian Mbappe got the French champions off to a sound start with the opening goal, with Danilo Pereira and Goncalo Ramos completing the scoring after Steve Moune had scored for Brest.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men when Lilian Brassier was red-carded for two wayward tackles on Mbappe.

PSG next face Lille in Ligue 1 on Saturday before the visit of Real Sociedad next Wednesday.

Seven-time French champions Lyon also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win against Lille. Rayan Cherki delivered an assist and scored his team's second goal just after the break. Nice progressed with a 4-1 rout of Montpellier.