PSG pay the penalty

Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of a domestic double this season ended on Wednesday as Ligue 1 minnows Evian eliminated them 4-1 on penalties after their quarter-final ended 1-1 after extra time.

PSG - who were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League last week by Barcelona - had taken the lead through Javier Pastore in the eighth minute.

However, Tunisian international Saber Khlifa nipped in behind a static David Beckham two minutes from half-time to level.

Neither side could gain the upper hand in the second-half and extra time was only memorable for the straight red card for Thiago Motta for a foul on Cedric Barbosa two minutes from the final whistle.

PSG endured a dreadful penalty shoot-out with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva missing the first two spot kicks for the visitors.

Barbosa was to have the last laugh as he whacked home his spot kick to seal the Ligue 1 strugglers a place in the last four and end PSG's hopes of a ninth Cup trophy.

Evian are fifth from bottom of Ligue 1 and just three points from safety.

Evian coach Pascal Dupraz excused his side to those who wanted the glamour club to win.

"We have eliminated PSG and we are sorry," he said tongue firmly in cheek.

"But we also wanted to go to the Stade de France! We said when the quarter-final draw was made that the best thing that could happen to us was to draw PSG.

"We hope now that this win will also give us the confidence to retain our Ligue 1 status and get to the final. That wouldn't be too bad either would it!"

Earlier Bordeaux had to come from behind against Ligue 2 side Lens to win 3-2 and book their place in the semi-finals.

Bordeaux had Malian forward Cheick Diabate to thank as a double from him propelled them into their first appearance in the last four of the competition since 2003.

On Tuesday, Ligue 1 outsiders Lorient and Troyes had progressed to the semi-finals.