Paris - Paris Saint-Germain required extra time to overcome third-tier Villefranche 3-0 in the last 16 of the French Cup on Wednesday.
and record 12-time champions PSG were held in check at Lyon's Groupama
Stadium until Julian Draxler bundled in a cross from substitute Edinson
Cavani on 102 minutes.
Moussa Diaby and Cavani sealed victory late on after both
were set up for simple tap-ins by Kylian Mbappe, who came on for Angel
Di Maria with an hour gone.
PSG will host Dijon in the quarter-finals as they bid to win the competition for a fifth time in a row.
Tuchel's side face Bordeaux at home in the league this weekend before
travelling to Old Trafford on February 12 for the first leg of their
Champions League tie with Manchester United.
"It's normal to have
the match against Manchester United in one corner of your head even if
we're trying to go step by step," said PSG defender Marquinhos.
"You saw the coach looked to rest some players to best manage the squad. We're thinking about the important dates coming up."
midfielder Leandro Paredes made his first start for PSG after his
arrival from Zenit Saint Petersburg for a reported €47 million ($54
"He played well, he was very reliable in the middle. He
didn't lose the ball. He had a lot of quality in his passes. It wasn't
easy and he was very good," Tuchel said of Paredes.
PSG will be
without Brazilian forward Neymar for both legs of the last-16 clash
against United after the world's most expensive player suffered an
injury to his right foot last month.
Elsewhere, Jordan Siebatcheu
scored twice, including a 91st-minute winner, for Rennes as they came
from behind to defeat 10-man Lille, who saw Adama Soumaoro sent off
after just 19 minutes.
Fourth-division Vitre reached the last
eight of the French Cup for the first time in club history as a
stoppage-time penalty completed a remarkable 3-2 victory, having trailed
third-tier Lyon-Duchere by two goals.
Lyon, who snapped PSG's unbeaten league run at the weekend, visit Guingamp in the final of the last-16 games on Thursday.