Maxwell helps PSG dump Lille in French League Cup semifinal

PARIS (AP) — Brazilian defender Maxwell's goal was enough to send defending champion Paris Saint-Germain into the League Cup final after a 1-0 win at Lille on Tuesday.

The left back scored in the 27th minute, running onto a pass from Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani and firing into the top left corner as PSG recorded a sixth straight win in all competitions.

PSG created the early chances, with Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama saving smartly from Cavani and Brazilian winger Lucas.

Coach Laurent Blanc's side will meet either Monaco or Bastia in the final on April 11. They play their semifinal on Wednesday.

Lille did not threaten until the 40th minute when midfielder Idrissa Gueye's powerful shot was blocked, and striker Kevin Koubemba's drive in the 63rd drew a save from Nicolas Douchez.

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