Bakker impresses in first start as PSG routs Dijon in cup

PARIS (AP) — Defender Mitchel Bakker needed only one minute to impress in his first start for Paris Saint-Germain, when his cross led to an own goal in a 6-1 win at Dijon on Wednesday in the French Cup quarterfinals.

The 19-year-old Dutchman came up through the prestigious Ajax junior teams and plays as an attack-minded left back. He had only made one substitute appearance for PSG prior to this game.

But he seized his opportunity, sprinting down the wing and hitting a firm cross toward striker Edinson Cavani that was turned into his own net by Dijon defender Wesley Lautoa.

Striker Kylian Mbappé, center half Thiago Silva and winger Pablo Sarabia — twice — also scored for PSG, with another Dijon own goal from defender Senou Coulibaly.

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Bakker was involved in the build up to Sarabia’s first strike, while forward Mounir Chouiar netted for Dijon to make it 1-1.

PSG joined Cup holder Rennes in the last four.

Later Wednesday, Lyon was hosting Marseille, which is on a 16-game unbeaten streak.

Rennes, which beat PSG in last year’s final, advanced on Tuesday.

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