Football: Cavani double eliminates holders St Etienne
PARIS (AFP) - A double by Paris Saint Germain's (PSG) Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani eliminated French League Cup holders St Etienne 2-1 from this season's competition after extra-time of their Last 16 clash on Wednesday.
Cavani - who has scored 18 times in 23 games for PSG since he joined from Napoli in the close season - had given the hosts the lead in the first-half only for former PSG striker Turkish international Mevlut Erding to level in the second period to force extra-time.
However, Cavani grabbed the winner two minutes from the end of extra-time, though, he looked to be in an offside position when he knocked home Jeremy Menez's low cross.
It was revenge for PSG as they had been knocked out by St Etienne on penalties in the competition last season.