Both sides lived up to their record today, as PSG have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of matches than any other Ligue 1 side this season (now 14), while Lyon have conceded the most times in this crucial period (13, following Kehrer’s late strike).
Draw specialists Lyon hold out for a point on home soil, having threatened a weakened PSG side on the counter-attack throughout an absorbing match.
Though the virus-stricken visitors dominated the ball and carved out several half-chances at the end – plus struck the woodwork twice through the otherwise subdued Mbappe – a point apiece is the fairest result, leaving Paris 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
LYON (3-4-3): Anthony Lopes; Damien Da Silva,
Jerome Boateng, Castello Lukeba; Leo Dubois,
Bruno Guimaraes, Maxence Caqueret, Emerson
Palmieri; Lucas Paqueta, Moussa Dembele,
SUBS: Julian Pollersbeck, Malo Gusto, Henrique,
Habib Keita, Rayan Cherki, Xherdan Shakiri,Bradley Barcola.
PSG (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Colin Dagba, Presnel
Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Nuno Mendes; Ander
Herrera, Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes; Georginio Wijnaldum, Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappe.
SUBS: Sergio Rico, Juan Bernat, Sergio Ramos,
Thilo Kehrer, Eric Ebimbe, El Chadaille Bitshiabu,
Xavi Simons, Ismael Gharbi, Edouard Michut.
LYON LEAD! On the break, Guimaraes slots a ball between the PSG centre-backs, and Paqueta latches onto it, firing home past Navas into the bottom left corner of the goal. Against the odds, OL go ahead! 1-0
PSG LEVEL! With a couple of thick slices of fortune, Paris are back on equal terms, as Michut’s cutback somehow bobbles across the box behind a mass of bodies, finding his fellow substitute Kehrer unmarked. The German full-back’s shot is then deflected up and over Lopes and into the back of the net! The Ligue 1 leaders are back in this game: 1-1.
What’s next for Lyon and PSG?
Paris has now drawn three of their last four games in the top flight so will seek a return to Winning ways against Brest next week, while OL tackles Troyes.
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