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Cavani ties League Cup goals record

AFP

Edinson Cavani scored his 15th French League Cup goal in Tuesday's 2-1 victory at second tier Orleans in the last 16 to equal the record held by former Paris Saint-Germain star Pauleta.

PSG have lifted the trophy each of the past five seasons and are unbeaten in all domestic cup competitions dating back to January 2014.

Thomas Tuchel's side took the lead on 41 minutes when Cavani lobbed the Orleans goalkeeper following an assist by Angel Di Maria.

Orleans hit back through a goal from Joseph Lopy midway through the second half, but substitute Moussa Diaby sent PSG through to the quarterfinals with the winner 10 minutes from time.        

Milan labour to goalless draw

AFP

Gennaro Gattuso's AC Milan stumbled to a second successive 0-0 draw in Serie A on Tuesday away to a Bologna side coached by fellow 2006 World Cup winner Filippo Inzaghi.

Seven-time European champions Milan crashed out of the Europa League last week following a 3-1 loss at Olympiakos, and they again struggled against a Bologna outfit that is third from bottom in Italy.

Milan played the last 15 minutes with 10 men after French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko picked up a second booking and dropped five points behind city rivals Inter in third.          

Dortmund stunned by Duesseldorf

Reuters

Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-1 loss at promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf on Tuesday that snapped their unbeaten league start and cut their lead to six points.

Goals from Dodi Lukebakio and Jean Zimmer in either half secured an unexpected three points against the overwhelming title favourites Dortmund, who remain on 39 points.

"I think we were missing the greed to want to win the game," said Dortmund captain Marco Reus.

"Overall the defeat was deserved because we did not deliver. We have to learn from this and be more determined."     

Man City down Leicester in League Cup shootout

Reuters

Holders Manchester City held their nerve to beat Leicester City 3-1 on penalties and reach the League Cup semi-finals after an entertaining last-eight tie ended 1-1 on Tuesday.

City's Oleksandr Zinchenko fired home the winner in the shootout after Leicester missed three of their four spot kicks.

City had taken the lead through Kevin De Bruyne's rifled finish early in the match but Leicester clawed their way back into the encounter with a brilliant finish from Marc Albrighton.

With no extra time in League Cup matches this season, the game went straight to penalties where Leicester's Christian Fuchs, James Maddison and Caglar Soyuncu all failed to score.   

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