PSG Cruise to 4-1 Victory Over Lyon Without Mbappé

PSG thrash Lyon 4-1 without Mbappé, moving 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and on the brink of their 10th title in 12 seasons.

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PSG Cruise to 4-1 Victory  Over Lyon Without Mbappé

PSG Cruise to 4-1 Victory Over Lyon Without Mbappé

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) defeated Lyon 4-1 in a Ligue 1 match at Parc des Princes in Paris on Sunday. The goals for PSG were scored by Nemanja Matic (own goal), Lucas Beraldo, Goncalo Ramos (2), while Ernest Nuamah scored the lone goal for Lyon.

PSG dominated the game from the start, taking a 2-0 lead in the first half through an own goal by Lyon's Matic and a strike from Beraldo. Lyon managed to pull one back late in the first half through Nuamah, but Ramos scored twice more before halftime to give PSG a commanding 4-1 lead at the break.

The Parisian club played the entire match without their star forward Kylian Mbappé, who remained on the bench. Despite his absence, PSG maintained 62% possession and outclassed Lyon, who have enjoyed a resurgence under their new coach Pierre Sage.

With this win, PSG moved 11 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table with five matches remaining. They can secure their 10th French title in 12 seasons if they win their rearranged game against Lorient on Wednesday and second-placed Monaco fail to beat Lille.

Why this matters: PSG's dominant performance without Mbappé showcases their depth and strength as a team. The victory puts them on the brink of another Ligue 1 title and maintains their domestic dominance in French football.

The match saw several substitutions, with players like Lee Kang In, Nordi Mukiele, Carlos Soler, Mama Baldé, and Malick Fofana coming on for their respective teams. PSG's win was their 15th in their last 21 Ligue 1 games, and they are currently on a 24-match unbeaten streak, the longest in the French top flight. Goncalo Ramos, who scored a brace, has now netted six goals in his last six Ligue 1 starts for PSG.

Key Takeaways

  • PSG defeated Lyon 4-1 in Ligue 1, with Ramos scoring a brace.
  • PSG dominated the game, maintaining 62% possession, despite Mbappé's absence.
  • PSG moved 11 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table.
  • PSG can secure their 10th French title in 12 seasons with a win on Wednesday.
  • Ramos has now scored 6 goals in his last 6 Ligue 1 starts for PSG.