Coupe de la Ligue

  • A. Rabiot 17’
  • Lucas Moura 73’
  • 42’ C. Tolisso
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2 Full Time 1
1 Half Time 1
Coupe de la Ligue
Parc des Princes


    • KICK OFF
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      FULL TIME: PSG 2-1 LYON.
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      Miles over! Massive letdown in the end from Grenier who sends his strike flying over the bar. That just might do it!
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      Wonderful holdup play from Grenier to fend off a challenge before being taken to ground by Motta. This could be the last chance for the visitors as they take their time lining up the ensuing free kick, 25 yards out, dead centre.
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      That's all for our live coverage from Parc des Princes, thank you for joining us here today. Good bye!
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      Laurent Blanc's side book their place in the semi-final as a bit of controversy helps them past Les Gones. Adrien Rabiot's opener had gone out of play, while a late non-call saw Lyon denied a penalty as the visitors are sent packing in the Coupe de la Ligue despite a terrific team performance.
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      Adrien Rabiot took advantage of the referee's failure to spot the ball going out of play as he gave PSG an early lead, but Lyon refuse to lie down without a fight. The visitors came back with a vengeance and have been full of energy with Corentin Tolisso pulling them level at the stroke of half. Wha
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      Lyon have made five changes of their own, with a derby match against Saint-Etienne looming on the weekend. First-team regulars Anthony Lopes, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Maxime Gonalons, Clement Grenier and Alexandre Lacazette are given a rest, replaced by Mathieu Gorgelin, Bakary Kone, Jordan Ferri, Arnold
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      Squad rotation is the name of the game tonight, with both teams drawing from their bench to fill their starting linueps. Laurent Blanc has made nine changes to his team following their victory over Bastia on Friday, with David Luiz and Marco Verratti the only names who remain on the team sheet. Edin
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      SUBS: Lopes, Grenier, Lacazette, Malbranque, Rose, Kalulu, Cornet.
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      LYON (4-3-3): Gorgelin; Jallet, Kone, Umtiti, Morel; Darder, Tolisso, Ferri; Ghezzal, Mvuemba, Beauvue.
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      SUBS: Douchez, Lucas, Motta, Ibrahimovic, Di Maria, Maxwell, Aurier.
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      PSG (4-3-3): Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Marquinhos, David Luiz, Kurzawa; Verratti, Stambouli, Rabiot; Pastore, Lavezzi, Cavani.
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      Lyon are hoping to extract revenge on PSG for an embarrassing victory suffered at the Parc des Princes earlier this season. Les Gones have an important game on the docket this weekend as they travel to take on Saint-Etienne in the Derby du Rhone, but with cup competitions proving their most likely r
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      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Lyon’s trip to the French capital to take on Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes. Les Parisiens are so far ahead on top of Ligue 1 – 20 points to be exact – it’s almost hard to believe they were in fourth point at this same stage a year ago. The luxury t
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      Underway in Paris!
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      Lyon have come out clearly looking to defend in numbers against the lethal attack of the league champions. They will look to break quickly on the counter, and boast plenty of pace on the flanks to really test this secondary PSG back line.
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      Terrific delivery! Jallet makes strides down the right after some good interplay with Ghezzal, and he sends a teasing ball across the face of goal which Luiz struggles to deal with, but eventually the hosts are able to scramble clear. That was begging out to be attacked.
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      It's Kurzawa's turn to try and replicate the offensive contributions of his counter-part, and he does nicely to get into space on the left after a tidy one-two with Pastore - but his final cross leaves plenty to be desired as Gorgelin collects with ease.
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      STAT: PSG are bidding to win the Coupe de la Ligue for a third consecutive season, and would become just the second team to achieve that feat should they be successful this term (Marseille did it in 2010, 2011 and 2012).
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      Lyon have done an excellent job of suffocating Les Parisiens in midfield. They've made it increasingly difficult on PSG to pass their way into attack and have yet to really ask anything of Gorgelin up to this point as a result.
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      Good improvisation from Tolisso! The midfielder drifts behind his marker at the far post to get on the end of a corner. It comes into him at an awkward height, but he does well to send a volley at goal which just lifts over the bar.
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      The tempo is starting to pick up again and it's PSG who are getting bodies forward in an attempt to take the game by the horns. They put five past Lyon when they met here back in December, but are struggling to get much going through this first quarter of an hour.
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      G A. Rabiot Assist Sergi Darder
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      PSG SCORE AMIDST SOME CONTROVERSY! It comes at the end of a mad scramble inside the area, with Gorgelin making two critical saves from in close, while Kone also did his part to block an effort off the line before a determined Rabiot finally forced it home - but the ball had clearly gone out of play
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      STAT: Lyon have won both their games in 2016, outscoring their opposition 11-1 (Limoges and Troyes).
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      It's a very harsh goal for Lyon to concede, not only given that the ball had run out of play, but because how positively they had started the match. They were looking every bit up to the occasion through 15 minutes but a stroke of bad fortune has them chasing this deficit now.
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      STUNNING FROM SIRIGU! Excellent movement around the penalty area by Lyon before Jallet is played through down the right. His cross is knocked down by Mvuemba into the path of Beauvue, but the striker is denied from point-blank range by Sirigu who came flying off his line and made himself big to bloc
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      HE'S MISSED A SITTER! Luiz starts his run atop the area and comes flying into the centre to get on the end of Pastore's corner. He blazes by his marker for a free header, but somehow bounces it wide of the far post! He doesn't miss those very often.
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      The pace and intensity has picked up in a big way since the Rabiot opener. The game has become incredibly stretched, which, from a neutral standpoint, is quite a joy to watch. Back and forth they go exchanging attacks.
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      STAT: PSG have already beaten Lyon twice this season, 2-0 in the Super Cup in August and 5-1 at the Parc des Princes in December.
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      SAFE HANDS FROM GORGELIN! Stambouli makes a rare venture forward, finding acres of space on the left and taking it. He bursts into the area and tries to look off the keeper before squeezing a shot in at the near post, but Gorgelin reads it smartly to get his hands to it.
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      In their attempt to erase this deficit, Lyon have left themselves over-exposed and lacking numbers at the back. PSG are really starting to pick apart the space being made available to them and could double their lead soon enough if Les Gones are not careful.
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      NO FOUL GIVEN! Lavezzi can't believe his luck as he catches the visitors short in defence, flicking a ball forward that promises to send him through on goal. Morel frantically tracks back to try and recover, and winds up clattering into the back of the forward. PSG are up in arms looking for a foul,
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      Lyon are also pressing very high up the pitch when PSG are in possession, but they are having little success forcing them into mistakes. As a result, Les Parisiens are picking them apart in midfield, while introducing some excellent width in attack. This is a remarkable improvement from the hosts co
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      STAT: Lyon last won a game at the Parc des Princes back in March 2012 in a Coupe de France quarter-final fixture. Kim Kallstrom, Lisandro Lopez and Bafetimbi Gomis helped them overturn an early 1-0 deficit en route to a 3-1 victory. Les Gones went on to win the trophy that season.
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      BLOCKED! Les Gones are full of energy off the ball, but when they get possession inside the final third they look to have no energy whatsoever. Mvuemba takes matters into his own hands as he takes a pass on the left, but Marquinhos is able to block his effort behind for a corner.
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      G C. Tolisso Assist Sergi Darder
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      LYON HAVE THEIR EQUALISER! PSG fail to convincingly clear their lines following a corner, and Ferri lifts a delightful chip over the top for Tolisso, in all sorts of space on the right. The midfielder takes one touch to control before blasting a venomous strike into the ceiling of the net, with Sigi
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      It's a deserved equaliser for the visitors given the controversial circumstances with which they conceded the opener, and it has left us perfectly poised for the final 45 minutes barring more late drama at the end of this first half.
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      HALF TIME: PSG 1-1 LYON.
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      Back underway in the French capital!
    • 48'
      It is Lyon who start the second half on the front foot, making strides in attack courtesy of Jallet and Morel on the overlap. The width and pace they have going forward continues to cause PSG a few problems in defence.
    • 50'
      STAT: Lyon were leading Ligue 1 after 20 games last season with 42 points, while PSG sat in fourth place. Exactly one year later Les Parisiens are at the summit with a staggering 54 points, while Lyon sit sixth with 29.
    • 52'
      Beauvue has put in a solid shift up top, working his tail off to make himself available in the centre, but he really needs to get the timing of his runs down. This is far too many times now that he's been flagged for offside.
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      The visitors remain on the offensive as we approach the 10 minute mark of the second half, largely due to their incredible work rate. These players have seemingly a bottomless tank, but you have to wonder when fatigue will start to set in.
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      EXCELLENT GOALKEEPING! A delightful chip over the top finds Cavani, who gets in behind Kone, but the striker can't poke the ball beyond Gorgelin who was so quick to come off his line and close down the angle.
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      SI M. Cornet SO Sergi Darder
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      Substitution Sergi Darder Moll Gnaly Maxwell Cornet
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      STAT: PSG have yet to suffer a defeat domestically this season through 23 matches (W20, D3), while keeping 15 clean sheets over that span.
    • 62'
      GORGELIN AGAIN TO THE RESCUE! The keeper has been a revelation tonight, on in place of regular Anthony Lopes. He's been decisive in coming off his line and does so again to deny Kurzawa from in close.
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      Tricky footwork from Stambouli! The midfielder makes himself a nuisance in the area, fending off a couple of defenders before picking the ball out from his feet to get a shot off - but he can't find the target. That will be his last contribution of the night.
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      SI Á. di María SO Sergi Darder
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      Stambouli is replaced by Angel di Maria, an indication that PSG are going full force for the victory.
    • 66'
      SI Lucas Moura SO Sergi Darder
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      A second change sees Lavezzi's evening come to an end, replaced by Lucas.
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      A near immediate impact from Di Maria! The Argentine makes an impressive run into the area before a tangling of feet with Morel sends him to ground. He pleads for a penalty, but the referee sees the contact as both minimal and accidental, allowing play to carry on.
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      Relentless pressure from Les Parisiens, winning corner after corner, but they can find no way behind Gorgelin. The keeper's latest impact sees him fly through the air and prevent Pastore from scoring directly from a corner.
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      STAT: Lyon have only once won the Coupe de la Ligue in their history (in 2001), but have lost in the final more than any other club (1996, 2007, 2012, 2014).
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      G Lucas Moura Assist Sergi Darder
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      PSG RESTORE THEIR LEAD! It comes seconds after Sirigu nearly gifted the visitors at goal at the other end, too! Back the other way come PSG on a blistering counter, led by Di Maria. He rolls a pass across to Lucas who has all the time and space he needs to pass the ball beyond Gorgelin and into the
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      It's the two substitutes who wind up linking up for PSG to give them the lead yet again. They are 15 minutes away from securing their place in the semi-finals, but at the rate this game is going, there still appears to be another goal or two to be had.
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      SI C. Grenier SO Sergi Darder
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      A second change for Lyon sees playmaker Clement Grenier introduced at the expense of Mvuemba. Perhaps he can help turn the tides?
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      NO PENALTY! Big decision from the referee as two PSG defenders combine to block Beauvue's strike from eight-yards out. There appeared to be a handball in there somewhere, with Marquinhos awkwardly falling onto the ball, but the referee again refrains from pointing to the spot.
    • 80'
      Lyon starting to throw caution to the wind as they search for an equaliser. You have to wonder though how keen they are on playing 30 minutes of extra time given the significance of their league fixture with Saint-Etienne on the weekend. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out - of cour
    • 82'
      SI A. Lacazette SO Sergi Darder
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      SI Thiago Motta SO Sergi Darder
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      A final roll of the dice from Bruno Genesio as he brings on the formidable Alexandre Lacazette for the final 10 minutes plus any stoppage time. Beauvue is replaced in a straight swap.
    • 82'
      PSG make their third and final substitution, with Thiago Motta on to provide some stability in midfield, as Pastore gives way.
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      SURELY THAT WAS A PENALTY?! Well real controversy indeed now, in going with the theme of the match. Lacazette appears to have stepped around Luiz before the defender sticks his leg out and makes clear contact, taking the striker to ground. Silence ensues from the PSG players who seem sure the refere
    • 86'
      STAT: Lyon are winless in their last five meetings with PSG, dating back to a 1-0 victory over Les Parisiens at the Stade Gerland in April 2014 (D2, L3).
    • 88'
      Successive offsides, first on Lacazette the second on Ghezzal, see two more promising Lyon attacks come to an end. PSG desperately need to regain their composure and milk these final minutes off the clock.
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      There will be four minutes added on at the end of this match.

    Line Up



    Anthony Lopes


    Mauricio Pochettino
    Rudi Garcia



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 11 9
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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