Winner of OL, PSG takes the lead in Ligue 1 alone

Paris-Saint-Germain will spend the international break alone at the top of Ligue 1. By winning by the smallest of margins (1-0) on Sunday evening on the lawn of OL, the Parisians have chained a fourth success of rank in the Championship.

The Lyon supporters, jumping into the stands at kick-off to recall where the meeting was taking place, quickly sat down when Lionel Messi concluded from the left, without control, a one-two with Neymar (5th). On an almost equivalent action five minutes later, the Parisians could even have doubled the bet if the Argentinian had not wanted this time to regain the ball with the right foot.

Asphyxiated, the Lyonnais waited for the 20th minute to allow themselves a first foray into the Parisian camp, concluded with a completely failed volley from Moussa Dembélé. Then followed a good quarter of an hour from OL, Karl Toko Ekambi and Alexandre Lacazette alerting Gianluigi Donnarumma several times. The end of the first period was Parisian, however, as was the start of the second.

As soon as the locker room returned, Castello Lukeba took on the role of savior when Messi, after putting Lopes down in a feint, tried to lob the Portuguese goalkeeper. Fortunately for the Rhodaniens, the young central defender was present on the line to get the ball out of the head. The goalkeeper was not left out since in the 72nd, it was his turn to allow OL to stay in the game by intervening in front of Neymar (72nd) then Messi twice (78th, 90th +1) . But on the other side of the field, the Lyonnais, who remain on three defeats in a row, did not manage to come back up to par despite a few clear chances. Here they are sixth in Ligue 1 after Monaco's victory against Reims (3-0) earlier in the day.

The player: Lacazette in the oven and at the mill

In an unprecedented 4-4-2 looking like a 4-2-4, given the wingers lined up (Toko Ekambi and Tetê), Alexandre Lacazette was as present (if not more) in his area than in that of Paris. On several occasions, the captain intervened defensively to allow the Lyonnais to get out of their 16.50 m. In addition to much dezoning, the former Arsenal even took charge of corners. However, he was not decisive offensively despite clear chances, like this header when he was alone on the receipt of a long ball from Corentin Tolisso (21st).


Lionel Messi and Neymar have exchanged 5 assists in Ligue 1 this season, more than any other duo. (Opt)

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