Paris Saint-Germain cruised past Toulouse 3-1 in one of Wednesday’s all-Ligue 1 affairs in the Coupe de France. Despite taking an early lead, the much-changed hosts were pegged back by Alain Casanova’s side and went in level at half time against the run of play.
PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti introduced French international Jeremy Menez as a second half substitute, and he changed the game. Splitting open the TFC defence twice, Menez inspired Argentine duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore to a brilliant second half combination.
The capital club displayed the type of confidence and assertiveness that has not been omnipresent this season, despite sitting top of Ligue 1 on goal difference.
This is what the result taught us.