PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain became the first French side to win the domestic treble after laboring to a 1–0 win against second-division side Auxerre in the French Cup final on Saturday.
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani settled a tense match when he headed in a cross from the right midway through the second half, although the ball went off the crossbar and hit the back of goalkeeper Donovan Leon before crossing the line.
On paper, it should have been a mismatch between big-spending PSG—still seeking to join Europe's elite clubs—and an Auxerre side that finished ninth in the French second division.
But Auxerre, a four-time French Cup winner, started strongly and forced the first two corners of the game.
One lapse of concentration, however, was punished by Cavani.