Leonardo Jardim's Monaco side, normally inspired by the likes of teenage striker Kylian Mbappe, breakthrough midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and academy-produced right-back Almamy Toure, are joint-top of Ligue 1 with PSG and in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Therefore they opted to rest their regulars in this last-four clash in the capital, with Jardim handing debuts to Safwan Mbae, Yhoan Andzouana, Dylan Beaulieu and Tristan Muyumba, whose combined age is 79.
While the new-look team acquitted themselves well at times, they could not prevent established stars Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Blaise Matuidi and Marquinhos from scoring at the Parc des Princes, with Mbae enduring a nightmare moment on his maiden appearance as he put through his own net.
After some even early exchanges, Germany midfielder Draxler got the ball rolling by capitalising on a mistake in the Monaco defence to slot home in the 26th minute.
Cavani grabbed his 44th goal in all competitions for club and country this season by doubling PSG's lead five minutes before half-time. The play moved down the right side and the Uruguayan made the last dash past Andrea Raggi to find the inside of the near post.
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