At OL Park,
PSG have already finished sharing the lead in the championship with OM. At the cost of a victory without suffering at Parc OL this Sunday (0-1 thanks to Lionel Messi), he is 2 points ahead of the Marseillais and has an almost perfect record in Ligue 1 (7 wins and 1 draw).
PSG gives the lesson in 20 minutes
A gala atmosphere is not always right for Parisians. Four days after being simply shaken from the start in Haifa, PSG this time flew over the start of a test match in Décines. Confiscating the ball from an OL named in 4-4-2 and not attempting the slightest pressing, Christophe Galtier’s players had a great time. From the 5th minute, a clean one-two as rarely, between Lionel Messi and Neymar, was enough to pierce the Lyon defense for a school goal from the Argentinian (0-1). The two stars almost did it again shortly after, but Thiago Mendes managed to repel the attempt of the “Pulga” (10th), again very close to killing all suspense with a well-negotiated dive by Anthony Lopes (14th).
Lacazette revives his team
Long non-existent, the Lyonnais suddenly knew how to obtain a surprisingly strong time of three minutes. With the climax of an XXL opportunity crunched from the head by Alexandre Lacazette, on a sublime opening by his friend Corentin Tolisso (21st). But if OL have stopped the crushing stranglehold of PSG (70% possession and 442 assists to 187 at the break), they owe everything to their captain. More generous in the effort than ever, like a return to his area to stop a shift from Lionel Messi to Achraf Hakimi (27th), he also brought a technical accuracy that Karl Toko was so lacking on Sunday. Ekambi, Tétê, and even Maxence Caqueret. His double dribble to mystify Sergio Ramos and Marco Verratti before coming up against Gianluigi Donnarumma was one of the highlights of the evening (30th).
Paris too quiet, Bosz impotent
Achraf Hakimi (29th), Kylian Mbappé (33rd), Lionel Messi (46th, 78th, 90th +1) and Neymar (72nd, 79th) dropped huge 0-2 balls en route. This is to say if the PSG managed as it pleased or almost the second act, marked by the exit of the precious Corentin Tolisso from the resumption. Stuck in 6th place in Ligue 1 after this third setback in a row, OL are already 9 points behind PSG. More than ever, there is a world of difference between the two clubs, and this observation takes place this time from mid-September. Peter Bosz, whose late coaching did nothing, will have a hard time surviving it, by force.