French champion Paris Saint-Germain edged out Lyon on penalty kicks to win a tightly contested final version of the League Cup on Friday and full a home treble, denying Lyon its first trophy because the French Cup in 2012.
The match completed 0-Zero and Lyon was a save away from profitable it, main 5-Four within the shootout.
But Neymar held his nerve effectively, slotting the ball into the underside nook to attract PSG stage and Lyon winger Bertrand Traor’s subsequent penalty was saved by Keylor Navas.
Winger Pablo Sarabia confidently positioned the subsequent penalty previous goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to present PSG the win to comply with up on final Friday’s 1-Zero win in opposition to Saint-tienne within the French Cup.
Lyon received the League Cup in 2001, shedding 4 different finals within the competitors.
Although Lyon performed higher in additional time, defender Rafael was proven a pink card moments from the top for a slipshod foul on PSG winger ngel Di Mara on the sting of the penalty space.
PSG was lacking star striker Kylian Mbapp, who’s recovering from ankle ligament injury sustained enjoying in opposition to Saint-tienne, and now has different damage worries.
Striker Mauro Icardi, proper again Layvin Kurzawa and veteran captain Thiago all went off throughout the sport with what gave the impression to be leg-muscle accidents.
The match kicked shortly after 9 p.m. native time in exhausting warmth of round 32 levels Celsius (90 Fahrenheit).
An even contest noticed probabilities for each side earlier than additional time, with Lyon goalkeeper Lopes making very good saves to maintain out a protracted shot from midfielder Idrissa Gueye close to the top of the primary half and a point-blank header from Neymar within the 87th minute.
PSG goalie Navas was additionally sharp when it mattered, leaping to save lots of a advantageous freekick from Maxwell Cornet within the 81st.
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