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Lyon Claim Dramatic Victory over PSG

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Lyon emerged 2-1 winners from a thrilling Ligue 1 clash on Sunday, although Paris Saint-Germain still have an eight-point lead at the top of the standings.


Nabil Fekir drew first blood for Les Gones with an early free kick that caught out goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, before Layvin Kurzawa equalised with a thumping volley.

The first half saw Kylian Mbappe leave the pitch injured and Dani Alves was sent off in the second half, before substitute Memphis Depay won the match with a stunning strike in added time.

“Both teams gave everything for 90 minutes,” said PSG boss Unai Emery. “Some events were complicated for us, but we were able to overcome them with personality.
“We had opportunities and possession of the ball, 1-1, that would have been a fair result.
“We started the second period as we finished the first, with mastery on our part. We did not concede an opportunity, but the expulsion meant that we lost control of this game.
“The team worked well. We conceded a shot late in the game. Lyon have good players, which allowed [Depay] him to score this second goal. It’s a bit unfair, but it’s football.”

Despite OL moving up from fourth to second place with the win, Fekir insisted that they are not thinking of catching PSG, but just focusing on qualifying for the Champions League.

“We are very satisfied, but there are still a lot of matches,” Fekir told Canal . “We will fight to snatch a place on the podium. Paris have a lot of lead – the goal for us is to have a place in the Champions League.”

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