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Peamount dream ended by classy PSG

THREE second-half goals rocked Dublin amateur outfit Peamount United at Stade Charlety as Paris Saint-Germain cruised into the last 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Despite some early PSG pressure, the visitors had the first shot in anger of the game when Stephanie Roche fired straight at Veronique Pons on four minutes.

However, the home side looked intent on finishing the clash quickly and Kenza Dali fired just over, before Jessica Houara went close with another effort.

Despite making it to half-time scoreless and introducing Ireland senior women’s international Julie Ann Russell at the break, the visitors were stunned by an exquisite opener within minutes of the restart.

Nora Coton-Pelagie rocked Peamount at Tallaght Stadium last week with a deflected goal and she did the same last night when her |25-yard effort left goalkeeper Linda Meehan rooted to the spot.

The hosts went further ahead on |65 minutes when full-back Nonna Debonne cut in off the left wing and fired an unstoppable shot in off the far post.

Pons’ quick dash off her line denied Aine O’Gorman a consolation from Lawlor’s through ball.

The French added a late third, the impressive Dali powering an effort beyond Meehan from close-range after good work down the right by Houara.