French champion Paris Saint-Germain edged out Lyon on penalty kicks to win a tightly contested final version of the League Cup on Friday and full a home treble, denying Lyon its first trophy because the French Cup in 2012. […]
French champion Paris Saint-Germain edged out Lyon on penalty kicks to win a tightly contested final version of the League Cup on Friday and full a home treble, denying Lyon its first trophy because the French Cup in 2012.
The match completed 0-Zero and Lyon was a save away from successful it, main 5-Four within the shootout.
However Neymar held his nerve properly, slotting the ball into the underside nook to attract PSG stage and Lyon winger Bertrand Traor’s subsequent penalty was saved by Keylor Navas.
Winger Pablo Sarabia confidently positioned the subsequent penalty previous goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to provide PSG the win to comply with up on final Friday’s 1-Zero win in opposition to Saint-tienne within the French Cup.
Lyon received the League Cup in 2001, shedding 4 different finals within the competitors.
Though Lyon performed higher in further time, defender Rafael was proven a crimson card moments from the tip for a slipshod foul on PSG winger ngel Di Mara on the sting of the penalty space.
PSG was lacking star striker Kylian Mbapp, who’s recovering from ankle ligament harm sustained enjoying in opposition to Saint-tienne, and now has different damage worries.
Striker Mauro Icardi, proper again Layvin Kurzawa and veteran captain Thiago all went off in the course of the recreation with what seemed to be leg-muscle accidents.
The match kicked shortly after 9 p.m. native time in exhausting warmth of round 32 levels Celsius (90 Fahrenheit).
A fair contest noticed probabilities for either side earlier than further time, with Lyon goalkeeper Lopes making excellent saves to maintain out an extended shot from midfielder Idrissa Gueye close to the tip of the primary half and a point-blank header from Neymar within the 87th minute.
PSG goalie Navas was additionally sharp when it mattered, leaping to save lots of a wonderful freekick from Maxwell Cornet within the 81st.
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