Paris St. Germain won the top match of Ligue 1 at Olympique Lyon thanks to a stroke of genius by Neymar. Previously, OL had made the life of Paris in a tough game very difficult, but was ultimately punished for his far too defensive style of play.
Eliminated the game in Lyon: Neymar.
Olympique Lyon is in a crisis, having received the mortgage of four consecutive matches (0/3/1
It was necessary for the offensive power of the Parisians, who had taken 3-0 on Real Madrid during the week, although Cavani and Mbappé were still missing. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel nevertheless sent quite prominent attackers into the race: Dianna and Neymar played alongside Choupo-Moting.
Defensive is trump card: tough diet in Lyon
Playful, PSG then took the initiative and came to clear optical advantages. However, clear chances did not jump out too often. With a few exceptions (Choupo-Moting, 13, 33./Neymar, 41.), it was relatively quiet in front of Lopes' box in half one. Because the lingering Olympique Lyon offensively did not bring much and just fired a few harmless long shots, it remained at a zero number for the break.
The same picture in passage two: PSG struggled honestly, got stuck in the opponent's penalty area and still could not get through the OL bulwark. It was only Maria who ended Lent when he pulled away from the left five-corner after his doubles pass with Choupo-Moting (73 '). But from a Parisian point of view, more was not possible, because the bottom line was that the ideas were missing.
OL like the rabbit in front of the snake
And OL? The hosts had not brought a single shot on the PSG goal throughout the second half. Lyons felt like the rabbit in front of the snake – and was still the receipt served: In the 87th minute came Neymar in the penalty area to the leather, then nibbled three opponents with a body bluff and skillfully completed from 13 meters into the right corner to 1 : 0-winning goal.
Goals and cards
Goals and cards
Paris Saint Germain
Groupama Stadium Lyon
In France, an English week is on the program, so both teams will be challenged again next Wednesday: Lyon then Nantes's guest (19 clock), Paris receives Reims (21 clock). The games of Ligue 1 are available at kicker.de and in the stream at DAZN.