Ligue 1
7 October 2018
Game week
1 - 0
5 - 0
Parc des Princes (Paris)


Neymar (PG) 9'
1 - 0
K. Mbappé (G) 61'
2 - 0
K. Mbappé (G) 66' (assist by: Marquinhos)
3 - 0
K. Mbappé (G) 69' (assist by: Neymar)
4 - 0
K. Mbappé (G) 74'
5 - 0


Minute   Description
It's nine wins from nine for Tuchel's side after passing their first big test on domestic duty ahead of the international break. The Ligue 1 champions host Amiens in a fortnight's time, while Lyon will hope to put a torrid night behind them against Nimes. That wraps up today's coverage, thanks for joining us.
90' The game has slowed down quite a bit. It doesn't look like we'll have any added time.
88' Neymar goes for the spectacular! An overhead kick would've capped off a nearly perfect night for PSG, but it goes over the bar for their first shot off-target of the match...
87' Depay deserves credit for his effort with the game gone. The former Manchester United man is still chasing down everything in the channels.
83' PSG youngster Diaby will get some minutes with his side cruising. Di Maria gets a well-earned rest on the bench.
81' Depay almost scores a glorious goal! The Dutchman tries to chip Buffon from all of 25 yards, but the veteran keeper just about tips it onto the bar.
78' Cornet will miss out the last ten minutes or so, with Cheikh replacing him.
77' Marquinhos has got a bit carried away with his new midfield role for PSG. He's just tried an Ibrahimovic-style overhead kick from at least 30 yards out. It didn't go in, by the way.
75' Tuchel offers a moment of calm by bringing off Verratti for Draxler.
74' ANOTHER GOAL FOR MBAPPE! Meunier and Neymar both smash the ball goalwards during another PSG attack. Mbappe even tries to set up Neymar before the ball falls kindly to him on the rebound. Plenty of Lyon players were in the way, none could stop him. 5-0... for now.
71' PSG have switched on cruise control now. Lyon had the chance to make a statement but it's been the champions doing all the talking.
69' Neymar merely had to play the ball into space for the assist and let Mbappe do the rest. The Brazilian has been a fantastic creative spark for PSG tonight.
GOOOAAALL! Mbappe has his hat-trick! PSG are deadly on the counter-attack with this much room. The teenager races into acres of space and then smashes it beyond Lopes, one-on-one. 4-0. Can anyone in France get near the league leaders?
66' Marquinhos hasn't had a perfect night in midfield but he will have enjoyed his role in PSG's third.
GOAL! The game's done and dusted for PSG. Marquinhos helps out in attack by playing a one-two with Verratti in the box before neatly assisting Mbappe, who had an open goal to aim at. Two goals for Mbappe, 3-0 to PSG.
64' Unlike some of his team-mates, Morel is punished for a late challenge on Neymar. Lyon's heads are going.
63' Neymar is getting an absolute kicking from Lyon after PSG's crucial second goal.
61' GOAL! Scrap that, Mbappe has scored, even if he needed both posts to do it. Neymar is at the heart of it, running into the Lyon box with no one wanting to make contact, and the Frenchman is on hand to slam the ball home with his left foot. 2-0.
Mbappe might not score tonight. Another one-on-one goes begging after Neymar sets him up again in that number ten role. This one was hit straight at the keeper.
59' The yellow cards are back but this one was pretty tame -- Aouar the culprit after fouling Neymar.
58' PSG's number seven could have easily bagged a hat-trick or two at the Parc des Princes. It would be a surprise if he doesn't get on the scoresheet.
56' Mbappe is too quick for Lyon again after a perfectly weighted pass from Neymar puts him in goal. Again, though, the World Cup winner is out of luck as he unsuccessfully tries to take the ball around Lopes.
55' It doesn't seem fitting that a simple penalty is still the only thing between PSG and Lyon right now. Far too ordinary for this game.
54' Meunier does well to cut out a ball over the top with two Lyon players waiting to pounce in behind.
52' Both sides almost score within 30 seconds! First, Silva swipes a clearance straight into an onrushing Cornet, who sees his accidental effort bounce off the post. Mbappe immediately races up the other end and hits the post himself. This has been a strange match.
50' This has certainly been a better start to the half by both sides. More chances and fewer cards is the new approach.
48' Now Lyon have missed a huge opportunity! Cornet finds himself inside the six-yard box and is gifted with a loose ball. Not enough contact on the shot by the Ivorian, though, and Buffon gathers.
47' Mbappe should've made it 2-0 to the home side! The 19-year-old goes in on goal and tries to open up his body to side-foot the ball back across goal from the left. There wasn't quite enough angle on the shot as Lopes parries away.
46' Mbappe restarts the game for PSG.
This fixture was supposed be an opportunity for both sides to show how good they truly are, in a contest between the champions and possible future contenders. So far, both PSG and Lyon are only competing for who can earn the most cards. Let's hope for more quality in the second half.
PSG lead Lyon thanks to a Neymar penalty after nine minutes but there’s been a lack of quality and discipline in the first half, with both sides down to 10 men. First, Kimpembe’s booking for a dangerous lunge on NDombele was changed to red thanks to VAR; then Tousart earned a second yellow for the visitors after tripping Mbappe on the break. Other bookings and silly tackles were spread out across the first half, and Lyon have already seen Fekir and Rafael leave the field injured.
Mbappe goes down in the box again! The teenager was battling with Mendy on the right and they both seemed to tangle legs. No penalty given this time.
45'+3 We're heading towards the end of four minutes added time. Both sides need shouting at by their managers.
45'+1 This has been an ugly game, in all honesty. Tousart brings Mbappe down, who was ready to spring a counter for his side. A second yellow means both sides are down to 10 men.
45' Aouar hits a tame effort from outside the area, which is comfortably gathered by Buffon.
44' Verratti's high challenge on Cornet means he's the latest player in blue to earn a yellow card.
42' Di Maria's foul is almost punished by Denayer. He went up for the following free-kick and almost diverted a header goalwards.
These challenges from PSG are getting silly, if they weren't already. Di Maria loses the ball to Depay, who floors the Argentine before receiving a swift kick to the leg afterwards. The home side have to watch their discipline.
41' Another injury for Lyon. Rafael leaves the pitch clutching his arm with Dubois taking his place.
40' Tuchel completes his reshuffle after the red card for Kimpembe. Cavani makes way for Kehrer.
38' Neymar leaves his studs on Morel, and yet another Lyon player is down on the ground receiving treatment. First Fekir, then NDombele and now a defender to complete the set.
36' A VAR call was required but Kimpembe is off and PSG are down to ten men.
34' Kimpembe cuts a sheepish figure as the ref reviews the footage. The Frenchman's challenge was very high.
33' The referee is going to VAR now. Maybe Kimpembe will see red...
32' Kimpembe originally goes into the book for a lunge on NDombele, but the decision is later changed to a red card.
30' Mbappe has looked PSG's most dangerous outlet in this first half after his efforts secured the penalty early on.
29' Marquinhos clatters Depay on the halfway line after Neymar gives away possession. That's a couple of cheap fouls now for the makeshift midfielder.
27' Another counter for PSG almost ends in a goal, only for Mendy to block Mbappe's effort in the box. Lyon's left-back cleans up soon after.
26' Tousart earns the first yellow card of the evening due to a high tackle on Verratti inside PSG's half.
25' Meunier is always, always available at right-back for PSG when going forward. Lyon are trying to take advantage of any space the Belgian might leave behind on the counter.
23' We're over halfway through this first half and Neymar's eighth goal in eight matches separates the two sides.
22' Traore goes for goal with an ambitious free-kick attempt from the right wing. Buffon always looked like he had it covered as the ball sails over the bar.
21' Lots of pressure from the visitors with no big opportunities to show for it, after some Lyon players shouted for a penalty moments ago. Di Maria appeared to handle the ball with his eyes closed from a corner.
19' Lyon mount a promising move down the left-hand side. Mendy, on the overlap, can only find a PSG defender with his attempted cutback.
18' Big chance for PSG on the counter but Mbappe's final ball evades both Cavani and Neymar arriving in the six-yard box. That was a three versus two at one point for the league leaders.
15' Depay tries to catch Buffon out from a corner with a wicked, curling cross for the second time in as many minutes. The experienced Italian is equal to it.
14' Lyon have actually been very confident and positive so far. A rash moment from Lopes has made the difference, though.
13' NDombele wins a free-kick 25 yards from goal after a clumsy attempt to win the ball by Marquinhos. Depay forces Buffon to tip it over the bar.
11' Lyon look for an immediate response. Aouar and NDombele both had chances inside the box to steer home after Rafael played the initial cross.
9' GOAL! Neymar converts from the spot and it was so calmly done. The Brazilian waits for Lopes to dive to his right and then rolls it into the opposite bottom corner. 1-0 to PSG.
8' PENALTY for PSG! What was Lopes thinking there? Mbappe uses his electric pace to chase a lost cause inside the box, seemingly on its way out for a goal-kick. Lyon's keeper inexplicably comes charging off his line before clattering the youngster.
7' Fekir hobbles off for Cornet.
6' Denayer clears the ensuing free-kick and Fekir is soon back on the ground. He's on his way off to be substituted.
5' Mbappe wins a free-kick for PSG wide on the right. Neymar and Di Maria stand over it.
4' Fekir looks like he will return to the pitch after a brief absence.
3' Fekir goes down after a challenge from Silva on the edge of the box. The centre-half went in with plenty of pace, but it looked like he got the ball... just. Worrying signs for Lyon with their star man clearly hurt.
2' Lyon start with purpose, immediately heading to the right wing with Traore. The away side have eased into early possession.
1' Here we go! Lyon get us underway just a few minutes later than planned.
We're just moments away from kick-off and the teams are ready.
SUBS: Mathieu Gorgelin, Marcelo, Maxwel Cornet, Pape Cheikh, Jordan Ferri, Leo Dubois, Moussa Dembele.
LYON (4-2-3-1): Anthony Lopes; Rafael, Jason Denayer, Jeremy Morel, Ferland Mendy; Lucas Tousart, Tanguy NDombele, Bertrand Traore, Nabil Fekir, Houssem Aouar; Memphis Depay.
SUBS: Alphonse Areola, Moussa Diaby, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Thilo Kehrer, Stanley N’Soki, Julian Draxler, Kevin Rimane.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (4-2-3-1): Gianluigi Buffon; Thomas Meunier, Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Juan Bernat; Marquinhos, Marco Verratti, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria; Edinson Cavani.
Lyon looked the real deal after beating Manchester City and hitting four past Marseille within a week last month, but they sit 10 points off the hosts in sixth prior to kick-off. A title challenge from Bruno Genesio’s crop of talented French starlets may have to wait for another season based on early form, with four wins from their opening eight fixtures. They also haven’t beaten PSG in their last 10 visits to the capital.
Thomas Tuchel’s PSG have been untouchable on league duty so far this season. Eight wins from their first eight games mean the champions have equalled the best ever start to a French top-flight campaign. This may be their sternest test of the season so far, though, having lost away to tonight’s opponents back in January on their travels, courtesy of a late Memphis Depay winner.
Hello and welcome to coverage of the Ligue 1 clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon at the Parc des Princes.


G. Buffon
Anthony Lopes
Thiago Silva
P. Kimpembe
J. Denayer
M. Verratti
K. Mbappé
H. Aouar
E. Cavani
B. Traoré
M. Depay
Á. Di María
T. Meunier
Juan Bernat
J. Morel
N. Fekir
F. Mendy
T. NDombèlé
L. Tousart

Additional info

A. Gautier
M. Annonier
Fourth official
A. Delerue

Match Stats

PSG Olympique Lyonnais
27 Attacks (Dangerous) 37
2 Corners 10
11 Fouls 15
16 Free Kicks 15
5 Goal Kicks 10
4 Offsides 1
2 Shots (blocked) 5
1 Shots (off target) 4
4 Shots (on target) 5
1 Shots (woodwork) 2
10 Throw Ins 11

Regular Season

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Parc des Princes

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