Coupe de France

  • Z. Ibrahimovic 62’
  • Z. Ibrahimovic 67’
  • A. Rabiot 75’
0 Half Time 0
Coupe de France
Parc des Princes


    • KICK OFF
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      HALF-TIME: PSG 0-0 LYON.
    • 90'
      FULL-TIME: PSG 3-0 LYON.
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      That's all for our live coverage from the Parc des Princes, thanks for following along! Good bye.
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      A second-half brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic propels Laurent Blanc's side to a fourth victory of the season over Les Gones and a place in the Coupe de France quarter-final. Adrien Rabiot added a third, as Lyon are left with only the league to worry about for the remainder of the campaign.
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      The league leaders are coming up against some stern resistance at the Parc des Princes this evening, and have been unable to solve the Lyon defence as we head into the break scoreless. Edinson Cavani had the best chance of the opening frame but was unable to test Lopes despite being played clean thr
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      Kick-off is set for just under 10 minutes from now, but the stadium is already packed ahead of the start of the match. These fans are growing accustomed to success and they know just how special a season they could be witnessing as Les Parisiens are still in the chase for four trophies.
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      Bruno Genesio has made three changes to his team following their morale-boosting 3-0 victory over Angers on the weekend. Bakary Kone is selected in defence ahead of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and will partner Samuel Umtiti in the centre. Clement Grenier is dropped to the bench in favour of Sergi Darder, whi
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      Coach Laurent Blanc has made four changes to his starting line-up from Les Parisiens' derby victory over Marseille on Sunday. Salvatore Sirigu is trot out in goal, relieving Kevin Trapp of his duties, while Marquinhos is elected as the preferred partner to Thiago Silva in defence, with David Luiz ha
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      SUBS: Gorgelin, Bedimo, Yanga-Mbiwa, Labidi, Ferri, Grenier, Valbuena.
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      LYON (4-3-3): Lopes; Jallet, Kone, Umtiti, Morel; Darder, Gonalons, Tolisso; Cornet, Ghezzal, Lacazette.
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      SUBS: Douchez, Luiz, Kurzawa, Matuidi, Ongenda, Augustin, Di Maria.
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      PSG (4-3-3): Sirigu; Aurier, Silva, Marquinhos, Maxwell; Stambouli, Motta, Rabiot; Lucas, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.
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      Lyon are stuck in a fight for a top four finish, unable to find any consistency in their league form. They’re still just three points back of a Champions League place, but have a few teams to jump in the process. Les Gones are out of Europe, eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue – also by PSG – and
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      Hello and welcome to live coverage of this Coupe de France round of 16 tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon from the Parc des Princes. Les Parisiens have opened a 24-point lead atop the French top flight, making the league very much a formality for the capital club the rest of the way. This affo
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      And we're off!
    • 3'
      Teasing start at the Parc des Princes, with both teams exchanging attacks with plenty of promise but no end product. It's a sign of the open nature of the match we should be able to expect as both teams promise to go forward and try to get the win.
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      Lyon have started aggressively, pushing forward with every waking chance, unwilling to back down in the face of their daunting opponents. Recent form suggests Les Gones are coming into their own, but they have faired quite poorly against the leaders so far this season.
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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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      The visitors are pressing so high up the pitch, showing plenty of energy in these early stages. It's made for an uncomfortable start for PSG, who haven't spent their usual amount of time in attack, struggling a bit to pass their way out from the back.
    • 11'
      Lopes is the first goalkeeper called into action, running a few yards out of his area to clear a ball over the top intended for Cavani. It wasn't the most difficult piece of goalkeeping, but he certainly had to be alert. Lyon need to convert this positive start into a few scoring chances.
    • 13'
      PSG are starting to settle down and find their rhythm, working the ball around much more efficiently in midfield. Rabiot picks out an inviting through-ball for Cavani, but the forward fails to time his run properly as the flag goes up for offside.
    • 15'
      Sirigu has to be sure in coming off his line to punch clear a threatening cross from Jallet, and does so effectively. There is still a lovely tempo about this match, but we have yet to get an attempt on goal through the first 15 minutes.
    • 17'
      Some poor tackling from Lyon awards PSG a pair of free-kicks, the second of which comes courtesy of a clever bit of skill by Rabiot near the byline before being tripped up by Jallet. Lucas delivers, but the danger is averted as the ball is headed clear at the near post.
    • 19'
      STAT: PSG have won 15 matches in a row, dating back to a 0-0 draw with Angers back on the first of December. They have kept nine clean sheets in those games.
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      NEAR DISASTER! What was Lopes thinking?! The keeper sprints out of his area to try and head clear a ball which Kone was so obviously set to deal with. It winds up falling for Ibrahimovic, with the keeper parried, but his strike from outside the area is turned aside by the head of Jallet, keeping the
    • 23'
      Slowly, but surely, PSG are starting to take charge. They're enjoying the bulk of possession and are navigating their way into some encouraging areas in attack. The front three are inter-changing brilliantly, giving the Lyon back line plenty to think about.
    • 25'
      Lyon need to get the ball forward with more urgency. They're reluctant to boot it up the pitch for Lacazette, which is understandable, but if they can send bodies up in support then there are certainly openings for them to try and exploit.
    • 27'
      Neither centre-forward has factored much into this game. The midfield battle has been most intriguing, and at the moment it is PSG who are getting the better of it, but Gonalons has had his say as well. The Lyon skipper has provided some excellent cover for the back line.
    • 29'
      Some excellent running from Lucas forces Umtiti into a cynical foul atop the penalty area, and the centre-half is promptly booked. The chance comes to nothing, however, as PSG squander the enticing opportunity from the ensuing free-kick.
    • 31'
      STAT: Lyon were leading Ligue 1 after 25 games last season with 51 points, while PSG sat in third place. Exactly one year later, Les Parisiens are at the summit with a staggering 69 points, while Lyon sit sixth with 36.
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      SHOULD BE ONE! More great play from Lucas sees the Brazilian skip beyond two defenders and thread the perfect ball into the path of Cavani, who finds himself cleanly behind the defence with the goal at his mercy - but rolls a shot wide of the far post!
    • 35'
      Lucas has been the best attacking player on the pitch in this first half. The Brazilian is a very hot and cold player, but he certainly appears to be on tonight. He's switching from flank to flank with great effectiveness, making him a difficult man to track. He wins PSG another free-kick in the fin
    • 37'
      Despite coming under a bit of pressure and struggling to keep the ball, Lyon have largely defended the threat admirably in this first half. Umtiti and Kone have been a bit unconvincing trying to play the offside trap, but any mistake they make has been backed up by likes of Jallet or Morel.
    • 39'
      There's a coming together in the PSG end after an incident that happened behind the play, which appeared to be a late tackle. Ibrahimovic is at the heart of it, of course, but the referee is able to settle things down and Lyon wind up with a free-kick - though it's wasted by Darder.
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      STAT: PSG have already beaten Lyon three times this season, 2-0 in the Super Cup in August, 5-1 at the Parc des Princes in December and 2-1 in the Coupe de la Ligue last month.
    • 43'
      BLASTED OVER! Lyon are ending this first half on the front foot, eager to try and snatch the lead before the interval. Lacazette gets on the end of the move and does well to turn towards goal, but his final effort is poor as he lifts a strike about 10 yards over the target from a fair way out.
    • 45'
      There will be just one minute added on at the end of this first half.
    • 46'
      Back underway in Paris!
    • 48'
      Much slower start to this second half than we became accustomed to in the first. The ball has largely been contained in midfield, with neither side wanting to be the first to slip up - seeing as how the first goal could prove so vital in a match this tightly contested.
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      STAT: PSG have yet to suffer a defeat domestically this season through 31 matches (W28, D3), while keeping 18 clean sheets over that span.
    • 52'
      BEHIND FOR A CORNER! Cornet wins the ball in midfield as PSG give away possession carelessly in their own end. The quick Lyon break ends with Darder getting in possession, but his left-footed strike from just inside the area is deflected behind by Marquinhos!
    • 54'
      EXCELLENT GOALKEEPING! PSG manage their most threatening attack in some time, as the ball is worked into the area and served up for Stambouli. The midfielder gets a slight touch on the ball, but not enough to nick it beyond Lopes who was alert in coming off his line to collect.
    • 56'
      WHISKERS WIDE! Another sound attack, this one spearheaded by Cavani, manages to catch the Lyon defence flat-footed. The ball is worked towards Ibrahimovic atop the area, but the striker's curled effort drifts just beyond the far post. The tempo is picking up yet again.
    • 58'
      Surprisingly, PSG's only real attacking threat at the moment is coming via the counter. They haven't been able to pass their way through the rather aggressive and energetic Lyon midfield, only catching the visitors when they commit men forward.
    • 60'
      STAT: PSG have won eight Coupe de France matches in a row, keeping five clean sheets, dating back to a 2-1 defeat to Montpellier in January 2014.
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      G Z. Ibrahimovic Assist M. Cornet
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      PSG HAVE BROKEN THROUGH! Lucas is the deserving architect, skipping past Jallet on the flank before whipping in a delightful cross for Ibrahimovic, who chests it into the open net in front of him! Great improvisation from the striker!
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      Lyon have their work cut out for them now, staring down another early cup exit at the hands of the league leaders. They've been very much in this game thus far, and still are, but need to do more to test Sirigu. The keeper has had a relatively easy night up to this point.
    • 66'
      Considering how much they have struggled to create, Lyon may have to throw caution to the wind sooner than later if they are to find an equaliser. There's no aggregate score for them to worry about, so they have little else to lose by going for it.
    • 67'
      G Z. Ibrahimovic Assist M. Cornet
    • 67'
      SI M. Valbuena SO M. Cornet
    • 67'
      THAT SHOULD SEAL IT! It's a remarkable team goal from the hosts, who string together four or five passes before Ibrahimovic is able to side-foot Aurier's cross beyond Lopes and in at the far post!
    • 68'
      The visitors make their first chance, with Mathieu Valbuena replacing Maxwell Cornet.
    • 70'
      SI Á. di María SO M. Cornet
    • 70'
      Talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives way, but not before being serenaded by these home fans. Angel di Maria is the one to replace him.
    • 72'
      STAT: Lyon are winless in their last six meetings with PSG, dating back to a 1-0 victory over Les Parisiens at the Stade Gerland in April 2014 (D2, L4).
    • 74'
      SI C. Grenier SO M. Cornet
    • 74'
      A second change for the visitors sees Clement Grenier replace Sergi Darder.
    • 74'
      Lyon have a mountain to climb in the last 20 minutes. They're sending bodies forward without hesitation, which is to be expected, but are struggling to pick out the necessary final ball. They are inching closer, however.
    • 75'
      G A. Rabiot Assist M. Cornet
    • 75'
      PSG RUNNING RIOT! It's been a second half meltdown from Lyon, as Rabiot gets in on the fun now, finishing off Maxwell's cross with a lovely first-time finish off the far post. He was offside, but the flag stayed down.
    • 76'
      SI David Luiz SO M. Cornet
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      David Luiz comes on for the final 15 minutes with Thiago Motta giving way.
    • 77'
      SI J. Ferri SO M. Cornet
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      The visitors make their final switch, as Jordan Ferri replaces Christophe Jallet.
    • 78'
      Luiz picks up a booking inside two minutes of coming on, for a late challenge in midfield.
    • 80'
      OFF THE WOODWORK! Lucas has been marvellous tonight, and the Brazilian is nearly rewarded with his goal, getting behind Tolisso and on the end of Di Maria's cross, but he rings it off the post! So unlucky.
    • 82'
      STAT: PSG are attempting to become the first club to win back-to-back Coupe de France titles since Nantes did so in 1999 and 2000.
    • 84'
      SI B. Matuidi SO M. Cornet
    • 84'
      PSG make their final change of the evening, with Blaise Matuidi coming on in place of Aurier.
    • 86'
      PSG have made a massive statement in this second half, with Blanc making necessary adjustments at the break. They were a bit sluggish at the start, but that could be attributed to the two teams' familiarity with one another. This is the first year in history that PSG and Lyon have met in the Coupe d
    • 88'
      JUST WIDE! Lyon nearly produce a consolation goal from a free-kick, delivered in teasingly from the left flank. Kone rises to meet it, but the centre-half sends a glancing header agonisingly wide of the far stick.
    • 90'
      There will be two 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 13 10
    Yellow Cards 1 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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