French Ligue 1
LyonLyon2PSGParis Saint Germain1

Lyon 2-1 Paris St-Germain

Sergi Darder, Alexandre Lacazette
Sergi Darder (left, with team-mates Alexandre Lacazatte and Jordan Ferri) scored Lyon's second goal as PSG's unbeaten record fell

Paris St-Germain's 36-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 was ended as Lyon beat them to move into the third and final Champions League qualification spot.

Maxwell Cornet controlled Alexandre Lacazette's pass to drive in an opener.

Sergi Darder added an exquisite second on half-time, controlling Rafael's cross and flicking it past Kevin Trapp.

Despite Lucas Moura's steered finish, PSG lost their first league game since last March, but still have a 23-point lead at the top.

Laurent Blanc's side had not lost a league match since a 3-2 defeat at Bordeaux 11 months earlier, but looked off the pace and struggled without the creative influence of injured winger Angel di Maria.

After Cornet's opener, PSG could have been reduced to 10 men, as midfielder Thiago Motta escaped with a booking for raising his fist to the side of Jordan Ferri's head.

The leaders' best spell of pressure came shortly before Darder made it 2-0, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic having a shot beaten out by Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes.

PSG rarely looked like equalising after Lucas scored, and the excellent Rachid Ghezzal should have added a third for the home side when clean through, but Trapp advanced from his line to block.

Monaco, in second place, end the weekend having narrowed the gap at the top, despite dropping points themselves in a 0-0 draw at Nantes.

Caen had moved above Lyon and into third earlier on Sunday by winning 2-1 at St-Etienne, with former Wigan striker Andy Delort among the scorers.

Line-ups

Lyon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lopes
  • 20da SilvaBooked at 73minsSubstituted forKemenat 75'minutes
  • 2Yanga-MbiwaBooked at 43mins
  • 15Morel
  • 3Bedimo
  • 12FerriBooked at 72mins
  • 21Gonalons
  • 14DarderSubstituted forLabidiat 88'minutes
  • 11Ghezzal
  • 10Lacazette
  • 27CornetSubstituted forKonéat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Koné
  • 6Fofana
  • 22Perrin
  • 24Kemen
  • 28Mvuemba
  • 30Gorgelin
  • 32Labidi

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der WielBooked at 58mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 4StambouliSubstituted forPastoreat 45'minutes
  • 8MottaBooked at 23mins
  • 25RabiotBooked at 74minsSubstituted forMatuidiat 78'minutes
  • 7Lucas MouraBooked at 89mins
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 14Matuidi
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 27Pastore
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
  • 33Nkunku
Referee:
Lionel Jaffredo
Attendance:
56,661

Match Stats

Home TeamLyonAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home21
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lyon 2, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lyon 2, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Motta tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon).

  5. Booking

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain).

  7. Post update

    Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Lyon. Zakarie Labidi replaces Sergi Darder.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Lyon. Bakary Koné replaces Maxwell Cornet.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette.

  12. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jérémy Morel (Lyon).

  14. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Olivier Kemen (Lyon).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Blaise Matuidi replaces Adrien Rabiot.

  17. Post update

    Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sergi Darder (Lyon).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Lyon. Olivier Kemen replaces Rafael.

  20. Booking

    Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 28th February 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG28234168155373
2Monaco281311440301050
3Lyon281261040301042
4Caen28133123036-642
5Nice2811893932741
6Rennes28101173633341
7Saint-Étienne28125113332141
8Nantes27101072624240
9Angers28108102929038
10Lorient2891094041-137
11Bastia27114122729-237
12Bordeaux2891093743-637
13Marseille2781273728936
14Montpellier28105133633335
15Lille2871382123-234
16Guingamp2888123340-732
17Reims2888123239-732
18GFC Ajaccio27610112838-1028
19Toulouse28410142747-2022
20Troyes2828182057-3714
View full French Ligue 1 table

Top Stories