Lyon Sent Packing By PSG

Paris St. Germain 3-0 Olympique Lyonnais

By Jean-Pierre Thiesset (29/1/22)

Above: Paris St. Germain celebrate during their superb performance in defeating Olympique Lyonnais today. Photo: PSG Feminines.

In a game without any Lyon fans, because Paris St. Germain decided to play in a stadium where only 250 spectators were allowed, the home side ran out winners in this French Cup last sixteen tie due to simply wanting the victory a lot more than Lyon.

Above: Midfield action in this afternoon’s Paris St.Germain v Olympique Lyonnais French Cup tie. Photo: PSG Feminines.

PSG put a lot of pressure on Lyon players all through the game, not letting them put in place their game based on passes. The home side was also more efficient when they won the ball and found themselves easily and quickly in midfield. Lyon strikers were rarely found by their midfielders.

This loss is quite worrying when we look back at the last Lyon defeat against Bayern Munich (1-0) – another game where players put a lot of pressure on Lyon players and prevented them from plating their game.

We can think that these two teams, Paris SG and Bayern Munich have found how to beat Lyon. Warning signs were there for Lyon against Levante but they were still able to win both games 2-1.

Above: Paris St. Germain celebrate this afternoon. Photo: PSG Feminines.

Lyon will be hoping that other teams will not learn too much from this or coach, Sonia Bompastor will have to work hard to find a solution to these problems.

Throughout the game, PSG was impressive and showed themselves to be a mature team that was confident in their capabilities to win the game. 

Goals for Paris St. Germain: Sandy Baltimore (49), Kadidiatou Diani (76), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (85).

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