Paris Saint-Germain managed to win 0-1 away to Ligue 2 side Lorient and give Neymar and Kylian Mbappe a must needed rest.
PSG faced Ligue 2 side Lorient in the round of 32 of the French Cup.
Thomas Tuchel saw it as an opportunity to rest his superstars Neymar and Mbappe.
However, he still fielded a strong side, that included the likes of Icardi, Di Maria, Draxler, and Thiago Silva. It saw a rare call up for summer signing Spaniard Pablo Sarabia.
Neymar and Mbappe were on the bench should their services have been required.
The Parisian giants dominated proceedings. With 73% possession and some 18 shots of which six were on target.
Their opponents, unfortunately, did not manage to test goalkeeper for the night Rico even once.
The game was not decided until late. At this point, Tuchel must have been considering bringing on the big guns
In the 80th minute, the breakthrough finally came. A goal from Pablo Sarabia was enough to send to get the job done and send PSG through.
Thiago Silva picked the ball up on the right side of the field about 25 yards out and whipped a lofty ball into the box.
Sarabia climbed up highest and headed the ball across the goal and into the bottom corner.