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Paris Saint-Germain's Dani Alves ends Sochaux Coupe de France tie in goal

Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves played in goal for the closing moments of his side's Coup de France win at Sochaux after keeper Kevin Trapp was sent off.

PSG held a 4-1 lead when Trapp was dismissed for a foul on Thomas Robinet outside the area, with Brazil international Alves taking over the gloves to face the resulting free kick.

However, the 5-foot-6 defender did not have any work to do as Florian Tardieu fired his effort into the PSG wall.

Thomas Meunier told reporters after the match that Alves had said to him: "The coach [Unai Emery] wants you to go in goal."

But he added: "He said it in Spanish, so I did not catch everything. Eventually, he said: 'Don't worry, I will go instead.'

"It is a shame he did not even touch the ball -- I would have liked to see him in action.

"The goal looked much bigger with him between the sticks. There really was an extraordinary gap between him and the crossbar!"

Angel Di Maria scored a hat trick for PSG in a game that had seen Ligue 2 Sochaux level at 1-1 before Edinson Cavani struck and Di Maria finished the job.

ESPN FC's PSG correspondent Jonathan Johnson contributed to this report.

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