French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 2-0 Lyon

PSG forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani
Neymar and Cavani try to decide who takes a penalty against Lyon

Paris St-Germain boss Unai Emery says he will step in if Neymar and Edinson Cavani cannot sort out their differences over taking set-pieces.

The forwards seemed to quarrel over a penalty in a 2-0 win over Lyon before Cavani took it and had it saved.

"I have told them to sort it out between themselves," said Emery.

"I think that they are capable of doing that and that they will both be our kickers. If they cannot reach an agreement, I will decide for them."

He added: "I do not want this to become a problem for us."

PSG needed two Lyon own goals to secure victory and maintain their 100% record at the top of Ligue 1.

The home side struggled to make chances until Marcelo turned Cavani's flick into his own net, with the second coming from a rebound off Jeremy Morel after Kylian Mbappe's shot was pushed onto his knee by onrushing keeper Anthony Lopes.

In between the own goals, Cavani's spot-kick, awarded when Ferland Mendy bundled Mbappe to the ground, had been well saved by Lopes.

Before going behind, Lyon had troubled the league leaders, with Tanguy Ndombele rattling the bar from long range.

PSG have won their opening six league matches and hold a three-point advantage over Monaco, the team that denied them a fifth successive title last season.

Lyon stay fifth, seven points behind the leaders.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Areola
  • 32Alves da Silva
  • 2Thiago SilvaBooked at 81mins
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 20KurzawaSubstituted forBerchiche Izetaat 73'minutes
  • 8MottaBooked at 45mins
  • 25Rabiot
  • 29Mbappé
  • 23DraxlerSubstituted forLo Celsoat 72'minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 76mins
  • 9Cavani

Substitutes

  • 1Trapp
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 12Meunier
  • 17Berchiche Izeta
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 24Nkunku

Lyon

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lopes
  • 23Tete
  • 6Guedes Filho
  • 15Morel
  • 22MendyBooked at 79mins
  • 29Tousart
  • 28NDombeleSubstituted forMartins Pereiraat 72'minutes
  • 10Traoré
  • 18FekirBooked at 55mins
  • 11DepaySubstituted forAouarat 87'minutes
  • 9MarianoSubstituted forCornetat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Pereira da Silva
  • 5Diakhaby
  • 8Aouar
  • 20Marçal
  • 25Martins Pereira
  • 27Cornet
  • 30Gorgelin
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
47,191

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamLyon
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Lyon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Lyon 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bertrand Traoré (Lyon) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nabil Fekir.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

  5. Post update

    Houssem Aouar (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bertrand Traoré (Lyon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Houssem Aouar.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yuri.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Kenny Tete.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Lyon. Houssem Aouar replaces Memphis Depay.

  10. Goal!

    Own Goal by Jérémy Morel, Lyon. Paris Saint Germain 2, Lyon 0.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neymar with a through ball.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain).

  13. Post update

    Nabil Fekir (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Booking

    Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain).

  16. Post update

    Memphis Depay (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Penalty saved! Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

  18. Booking

    Ferland Mendy (Lyon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Penalty Paris Saint Germain. Kylian Mbappe draws a foul in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Ferland Mendy (Lyon) after a foul in the penalty area.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th September 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG66002131818
2Monaco6501178915
3Saint-Étienne641174313
4Bordeaux6330106412
5Lyon6321117411
6Marseille6312910-110
7Nantes631234-110
8Nice63038629
9Caen63035419
10Guingamp630378-19
11Angers61417617
12Montpellier621345-17
13Toulouse6213812-47
14Amiens620449-56
15Rennes6123910-15
16Troyes612346-25
17Lille612347-35
18Dijon6114613-74
19Strasbourg6114411-74
20Metz6105312-93
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