Ligue 1

  • A. Rabiot 34’
  • J. Draxler 40’
  • 6’ A. Lacazette
20/03/2017
Ligue 1
Parc des Princes

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
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      That’s all for now. Until next time, goodbye!
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      In truth be told, the scoreline does flatter Lyon. PSG weren’t at their best, but despite falling behind early on, made light work of overcoming the visitors in the end. Emery’s side close the gap between themselves and Monaco to three points, while Lyon remain in fourth.
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      FULL TIME: PSG 2-1 Lyon! Strikes from Rabiot and Draxler cancel out Lacazette’s opener to wrap-up the points for the Ligue 1 champions.
    • 0'
      A thrilling first-half at Parc des Princes comes to a close. PSG went behind early on to Lacazette’s header, but Pastore has inspired them to take the lead at the interval - the playmaker having teed up Rabiot and Draxler respectively. It’s all to play for in the second half!
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      HALF-TIME: PSG 2-1 Lyon.
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      We’re just moments away from kick-off at what is a packed Parc des Princes, as both sides make their way out onto the field of play.
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      Despite losing 2-1 to Roma on Thursday, Lyon progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 5-4 aggregate victory. Memphis Depay, fresh from netting a goal of the season contender in his last outing, returns to the fold having been cup-tied in midweek, along with Nabil Fekir. The duo w
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      TEAM NEWS - Lyon substitutes: Ferri, Ghezzal, Cornet, Darder, Tousart, Jallet, Gorgelin.
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      TEAM NEWS - Lyon (4-2-3-1): Anthony Lopes; Rafael, Yanga-Mbiwa, Diakhaby, Morel; Gonalons, Tolisso; Valbuena, Fekir, Depay; Lacazette.
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      Emery makes three alterations from the side that started in the victory at Lorient last time out. Christopher Nkunku, Layvin Kurzawa and Thomas Meunier - who is injured - drop out, with Marco Verratti, Maxwell and Serge Aurier restored to the line-up.
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      TEAM NEWS - PSG substitutes: Lucas Moura, Motta, Matuidi, Guedes, Areola, Kurzawa, Ben Arfa.
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      TEAM NEWS - PSG (4-3-3): Trapp; Aurier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Verratti, Rabiot, Pastore; Di Maria, Cavani, Draxler.
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      The team news is in from the French capital…
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      History is certainly on the side of the Parisians heading into this contest, though. PSG have lost only two of their last 13 Ligue 1 games against Lyon, and are unbeaten in their last eight league meetings with Les Gones at Parc des Princes.
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      Unai Emery’s side sit in second place heading into this encounter, six behind league leaders Monaco, who breezed past Caen earlier. Lyon, meanwhile, are looking to consolidate their grip on fourth place.
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      Hello and a very warm welcome to LIVE coverage of the final Ligue 1 clash of the weekend, as Paris Saint-Germain host Lyon!
    • 1'
      KICK-OFF! The atmosphere is fantastic, and PSG have now got proceedings underway...
    • 3'
      Verratti has been heavily criticised by the French media following his dismal showing in the defeat to Barca, but he shows his quality here with a neat throughball into Di Maria, who in turn picks out Pastore. The Argentine curls a strike goalwards, but Lopes - who impressed against Roma - makes a c
    • 5'
      PSG won 2-1 in the reverse fixture this season while, last term, they thumped a youthful Lyon side 5-1 in the corresponding encounter between these two heavyweights of French football.
    • 6'
      G A. Lacazette Assist Rafael
    • 6'
      Rafael will claim the assist for that after connecting with a corner from the left, but in all truth the PSG defending was simply not up to scratch, and Lacazette simply stole in unmarked to head in his 29th goal of the season.
    • 6'
      GOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!! LYON LEAD! Well, no time wasted from the visitors, as Lacazette’s poaching instincts get the better of PSG’s slack marking - the forward on hand to nudge home at the back post.
    • 8'
      CHANCE! Almost a second for Lyon! Torrid goalkeeping from Trapp, who parries Diakhaby’s header onto the post. Fortunately for the German, PSG get away with it...
    • 10'
      Draxler gets in at the other end now, but despite connecting with Cavani’s cross, the playmaker cannot direct his effort on target.
    • 13'
      Paris are unbeaten in their last 18 home games in Ligue 1 (W13 D5). Only Nice are currently on a better run (20), but at the moment, it is the visitors who have the upper hand.
    • 15'
      Lyon are maintaining the pressure, and PSG have yet another set-piece to defend. Valbuena delivers a decent cross, but Diakhaby goes to ground before latching onto it, and the hosts counter...
    • 16'
      A first booking of the game goes to Rabiot, after that counter-attack comes to nothing. The hosts swept forward, with Di Maria launching a cross towards the young midfielder, who only managed to connect with Tolisso rather than the ball.
    • 18'
      An enthralling contest so far, with PSG having only really threatened on the odd counter-attack. Lyon have not dominated possession, but have restricted the space available to Emery’s side, who are struggling to break them down.
    • 19'
      Fantastic defending from Rafael, who makes an outstanding intervention at the back post told deny what looked to be a certain goal, with Di Maria ready to hammer home Draxler’s cross.
    • 20'
      A needless booking for Cavani, who talks himself into a yellow card.
    • 23'
      PSG are starting to threaten more often now, with Di Maria and Draxler finding some joy in the wide areas. Still, Lyon’s defence remains unbleached, though.
    • 25'
      Neat play from Depay, who instigates a sweeping counter for the visitors with a smart ball into the path of Valbuena, which results in a corner down the right. Fekir delivers it on this occasion, though it comes to nothing.
    • 27'
      Edinson Cavani has scored three of Paris’ last six goals against Lyon in Ligue 1, and has scored in nine of his last 11 games at the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 (11 goals). However, the Uruguay forward has rarely featured so far in this one, with Lyon’s defence keeping him tightly under-wraps.
    • 29'
      Safety first from Morel, who takes no choices in heading out of play from Maxwell’s dangerous cross. Di Maria steers in an inswinging corner, but Lyon's defence deal with it in comfortable fashion...
    • 30'
      END-TO-END! Thrilling stuff in Paris. First, Depay races clear down the left, only for Verratti to get across and make a timely - albeit rugged - challenge. Di Maria leads the charge for the hosts, but Yanga-Mbiwa is on hand to clear the Argentine’s cross.
    • 34'
      G A. Rabiot Assist Rafael
    • 34'
      It was inch-perfect combination play between compatriots Di Maria and Pastore, with the latter supplying a pinpoint cross into the feet of Rabiot, who duly made no mistake with a neat first-time finish.
    • 34'
      GOOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!! PSG ARE LEVEL! That is stunning from the Parisians! A beautifully-worked move results in Pastore combining with Di Maria before drilling a cross across the face of goal, and Rabiot is on hand to tuck home from close-range.
    • 36'
      It has to be said that, before that leveller, PSG looked rather devoid of ideas in the final third. But now they have found their way back into this contest, and now will be looking to get ahead before the interval.
    • 37'
      Good goalkeeping from Lopes, who had to reacy quickly in order to hang onto Aurier’s cross. Moments later, Pastore feeds Di Maria, but the resulting cross is well-cleared by Morel.
    • 38'
      NO PENALTY! What a huge call from the referee! Lyon carved open PSG with ease - Lacazette sliding a brilliant throughball into Depay. The former Manchester United winger drives into the area, taking it round Trapp before tumbling over, and the replays prove that the official made the correct decisio
    • 40'
      G J. Draxler Assist Rafael
    • 40'
      Pastore has been fantastic so far this evening, and the ex-Palermo playmaker proved his quality once again with a terrific throughball into Draxler’s path.
    • 40'
      GOOOOOAAAAALLL!!! A superb turn-around at Parc des Princes, as Draxler puts PSG ahead with his seventh goal for the club. The former Wolfsburg winger was the beneficiary of another sublime Pastore pass, but still did brilliantly to slot in with a wonderful first-time finish.
    • 43'
      Lacazette’s goal, after 6 minutes, was the fastest conceded by PSG in Ligue 1 2016/17, but the hosts have well and truly taken command of this clash now...
    • 45'
      Fantastic play once again from Pastore, who has been sensational in this half. His surging run carves open Lyon’s defence, before the Argentine slides a pas out to Cavani. The former Napoli man looks to play a one-two with PSG’s No.10, but it just doesn’t quite come off.
    • 46'
      Welcome back! Lyon get the second-half underway at Parc des Princes...
    • 48'
      Lyon, donning their typical all-white strip, have controlled possession nicely since the restart, though have not managed to make any real inroads into PSG’s territory.
    • 50'
      PSG thread a move together on the counter, which eventually results in Di Maria - having engineered some space for himself on the edge of the area - trying his luck with a shot, but Tolisso is well-placed to intercept.
    • 51'
      Unconvincing goalkeeping again from Trapp, as he parries Morel’s cross straight into the path of the onrushing Fekir, though the youngster can only hook his first-time strike over.
    • 52'
      SI Sergi Darder SO Rafael
    • 52'
      A first change of the game now, and it is Lyon who blink first. Strangely, it is Lacazette who makes way, possibly due to an injury, and Darder - a midfielder - comes on in his place. Fekir is likely to move up into the forward berth.
    • 53'
      Di Maria looks to pick out Pastore with a searching pass, but the latter just can’t stretch far enough to connect with his compatriot’s throughball.
    • 54'
      SI B. Matuidi SO Rafael
    • 54'
      A corner for Lyon but, first, Emery makes his maiden change of the game. Off goes Draxler, and on comes Matuidi. The midfielder’s first action will be to help defend this set-piece...
    • 55'
      Valbuena’s cross is a poor one, though Lyon manage to recover the ball and recycle possession back out to the diminutive winger. The former Marseille man skips down the line before going down under pressure from Pastore, but the officials rightly dismiss his appeals for a free-kick.
    • 56'
      Terrific and brave goalkeeping from Lopes, who rushes out to claim possession ahead of the advancing Di Maria, denying what would have almost certainly been a third PSG goal.
    • 58'
      Lyon are winless in their last four away games in Ligue 1 (D1 L3), after winning the previous four. Will PSG hold firm to condemn their visitors to a fifth away game without a win?
    • 61'
      A surging run from Aurier down the right relieves a bit of pressure on PSG’s defence, allowing the hosts to get back on the front foot. They work a wonderful move into the area - Pastore lofting a brilliant pass into Cavani, but the Uruguayan cannot keep his effort down.
    • 64'
      SI R. Ghezzal SO Rafael
    • 64'
      Clever play from Matuidi, who utilises his pace and strength to draw a clumsy foul from Gonalons - the Lyon midfielder picking up a booking for his troubles.
    • 65'
      A second substitution for Lyon. The rapid Ghezzal is introduced in place of Valbuena.
    • 66'
      CLOSE! Di Maria hangs in a cross that Silva meets, but the PSG skipper’s header loops harmlessly onto the roof of Lopes’ net.
    • 67'
      Compared to the full-throttle first-half, the game has hit something of a lull now, with PSG seemingly content to pick Lyon off on the counter, and the visitors unwilling to commit too many players forward at this stage in the half.
    • 69'
      Depay battles valiantly down the left flank, and wins a corner for his efforts. The Dutch winger has struggled to have an impact this evening, overall, though there is still time for that to change...
    • 72'
      We’re into the final 20 minutes of this encounter now, and Lyon are - in all truth - looking devoid of ideas going forward, with PSG’s defence extremely comfortable at the moment. Genasio needs to try and instill some spark into his side...
    • 74'
      Flowing football down the left results in Maxwell whipping in a marvellous cross towards the penalty spot. Cavani looks set to meet it, but Diakhaby reacts swiftly to head clear.
    • 75'
      INCHES WIDE! Fabulous play once again down PSG’s left - Maxwell getting free before slipping a neat pass into Di Maria. The ex-Real Madrid star takes on a first-time effort, but his low strike slips just wide of the upright.
    • 76'
      Finally, Depay finds space down the left and is able to drive towards PSG’s area. But, at the vital moment, the Dutchman loses control of the ball, and merely ends up conceding a free-kick after clattering into Marquinhos.
    • 77'
      SI M. Cornet SO Rafael
    • 77'
      And with that, Depay is taken off. He is replaced by Cornet, as Lyon utilise their third and final change.
    • 79'
      SI Lucas Moura SO Rafael
    • 79'
      Another substitution for PSG, as Pastore's fantastic night comes to an end. He makes way for Lucas.
    • 82'
      Poor from Aurier, who mistimes his clearance - resulting in a Lyon corner. The ball is swung in towards Diakhaby, but Cavani gets across to win the header.
    • 84'
      MISS! Matuidi gets played through on goal, and elected to take on the strike from 20 yards out, but ends up dragging his effort well wide.
    • 85'
      Last-ditch defending from Silva, who makes a vital interception to prevent Cornet getting on the end of Ghezzal’s drag-back.
    • 88'
      CHANCE! Lyon are throwing numbers forward now, but that leaves them exposed at the back. Lucas capitalises by driving down the right and pulling back a cross towards Cavani, but the striker had just over-run it slightly and the opportunity goes begging.
    • 89'
      SI T. Motta SO Rafael
    • 89'
      A final switch for PSG. Motta replaces Verratti.
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes of added time at Parc des Princes...
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    brazil
    Marquinhos
    5
    Captain
    Goalkeeper
    portugal
    Anthony Lopes
    1

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    argentina
    Mauricio Pochettino
    france
    Rudi Garcia

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 11 8
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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