Lyon tame the beast PSG with brilliant goals
Lyon’s team made a great 2: 1 victory over the Paris-based team at Paris Saint-Germain. The Stade de Lumière hosts have managed to score with brilliant goals at the very beginning and at the very end of the match. Nabil Fequir opened the score in the second minute, but Leyvin Kurzava equalized in the 45th. In the 4th minute of the added time, Memphis Depay became the big hero for his team, pushing the winning goal. The guests played in a reduced play in the 57th minute when Daniel Alves got a silly red card and the other bad news for Parisians was that in the middle of the first half Killian Mabé suffered an injury and was put on a stretcher.
Lyon bet on Mariano Diaz, Hussem Awar and Maxwell Corne in the front row. Luka Bushar, Nabil Fekir and Tangi Alvaro were in the middle of the pitch.
PSJ was without its great star Neimar, who still treats an injury. His place on the pitch was occupied by Angel di Maria, who partnered with Essonne Cavani and Kilian Mabé in attack. Marco Verratti, Adrien Rabio and Giovanni Lo Selso started at the center of the pitch.
Lyon opened the game with his first chance in the game. In the 2nd minute, the hosts won a foul about 30 meters to the right of the door. Nabil Fekir stood behind the ball and instead chipped it past the keeper to reduce the deficit. Alfonso Areola was given a chance to change things around.
In the 7th minute, Lyon goalkeeper Antoni Lopez came out of the penalty area to clear the ball. But he sent it to Edison Cavani’s feet, who tried to get into the empty door and was not far from success.
In the 11th minute PSG had a new good opportunity. Uneson Cavani received an excellent centering foul and shot his head, but Lopez had a good position and caught.
In the 17th minute Jeremy Morel had a bit of a beautiful own goal. He overcame Cavani with a centering in the pennant, but headed the ball to his own door, and only Lopes’s brilliant intervention kept the score unchanged.
In the 35th minute Fekir fired again, but this time Areolla was ready and without any particular problems caught the ball in his hands.
In the 36th minute, guests had to make a forced change. Killian Mabé left the pitch on a stretcher after a heavy clash with goalkeeper Lopez. Julian Draxler appeared in his place.
In the added time of the first half, PSG came to a leveling. Daniel Alves advanced to the right and with a soft centering found Leavin Curzavas in the penalty shootout that sent the ball into the crossbar and from there to the 1: 1 door.
57 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead of the ball. Daniel Alvesch broke his back, Judge Clemens Turien set off to show him a yellow card, but the Brazilian started arguing with the referee, who without any thoughts changed his mind and drew a direct red card.
The numerical advantage gave impetus to the Kids game and in the 62nd minute Mariano Diaas jumped into a shot in the pennant but the shot was saved by Alfonso Areola.
In the 86th minute Bertrand Traore made a great long shot, which was saved by the goal keeper.
In the added time of the fight, the drama became complete. PSG was wrong on the ball, allowing Lyon to organize a counterattack. The ball was handed to Memphis Depaie in front of the penalty area, he released his space for a blow and made a real bomb under the beam for the final 2: 1.
So Lyon returned the second place in the standings with 48 points. So “Kids” melted their PSG latency at 8 points, but at this stage, Parisians hardly have too much cause for concern.