Ibrahimovic hat-trick propels PSG into French Cup final
A hat-trick from Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped Paris St Germain reach the French Cup final with a 4-1 home victory over St Etienne that kept them on course for an unprecedented domestic treble.
PSG are bidding to become the first French side to lift all three domestic trophies in a single season and will face Ligue 2 club and four-times winners Auxerre in the final at the Stade de France on May 30.
Ibrahimovic opened the scoring at the Parc des Princes from the penalty spot with his 100th goal for the club on 21 minutes following a Francois Clerc foul on Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Romain Hamouma levelled for the visitors five minutes later with a powerful header from a rare chance for St Etienne, who were outclassed throughout.
He completed his hat-trick for the eight-times winners with a powerful low strike in added time.
The Sweden striker is now PSG's second highest all-time scorer on 102 goals, behind former Portugal forward Pauleta.