Paris Saint-Germain stumbles with a new draw with Lyon

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Paris Saint-Germain stumbles with a new draw with Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain tied with Lyon

Today, Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain tied its host Olympique Lyon, with one goal each, in the 20th round of the French League.

Lucas Paqueta advanced to Olympique Lyonnais, in the 8th minute, before Thilo Keirer equalized for PSG, in the 76th minute.

With this result, Saint-Germain tied for the second consecutive round. But remaining in the lead with 47 points, while Lyon occupies the eleventh place, with 25 points.

First half events

The match began with a mutual attack between the two teams. As Houssem Aouar hit a ball saved by Keylor Navas, and Ander Herrera responded with a shot over the crossbar.

The net shook quickly, with a perfect long pass from Bruno Guimaraes, to reach Paqueta. Who hit the ball to the right of Keylor Navas.

PSG rose with full force, in pursuit of a tie. And its players moved right and left to break the defensive bloc.
Lyon’s defense and goalkeeper Ronnie Lopez consolidated, in front of several dangerous attempts by Marquinhos, Icardi, Paredes, and Wijnaldum.

And seconds before the end of the first half, Kylian Mbappe was unfortunate. As the left post blocked the young striker’s shot, depriving the visitors of the equalizer.

Second half events

And Peter Boss, coach of Olympique Lyonnais, continued the defensive bloc in the second half, relying on the 5-3-2 method.

PSG players found it difficult to reach the goal and threatened their opponent with ineffective attempts by Verratti and Icardi. While Mbappe hit the ball over the crossbar.


As for the counterattacks of the owners of the land, they were more dangerous. As Moussa Dembele wasted completely alone, and Emerson Palmieri shot a crawling ball next to the post.
And in the 70th minute, Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino made 3 substitutions to save the situation. As he involved Xavi Simmons, Tilo Keirer, and Edward Micho, in the place of Dagba, Herrera, and Paredes.

Pochettino achieved what he wanted, as Kerr rewarded him by scoring the equalizer, a few minutes after his participation, with a shot that deceived goalkeeper Ronnie Lopez.

And luck continued his stubbornness to Kylian Mbappe, as the left post saved a free-kick from Saint-Germain’s top scorer.

And in the last minutes, the young player Dina Ibembi took the place of Wijnaldum, who was the absent present for 83 minutes.

As for the substitute, Rayan Sharqi, he disturbed the Paris defense with his runs on the right flank. And more than a dangerous shot at Navas’ goal, before the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

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