French Coupe de la Ligue: PSG secure French League Cup Trophy after win over Lyon

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Coupe de la Ligue 2020 PSG vs Lyon highlights – After winning the French Ligue 1 and the French Cup, Paris Saint-Germain secured a domestic treble post their penalty shootout win over Lyon in the finals of the French Coupe de la Ligue to lift the League Cup trophy as well. The match was a goalless affair in the regular and extra time so the decider took place in a penalty shootout with PSG beating Lyon by 6-5. The Capital Club won the match in the presence of about 5000 spectators who were allowed into the stadium keeping in line with the social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.coupe de la ligue 2020 psg vs lyon highlights

The overall match statistics show a ball possession percentage of 57 percent in favour of PSG who scored 11 shots out of which 6 were on target. On the other hand, Lyon scored 15 shots out of which 4 were on target. Lyon had one big chance which they failed to capitalize on. A total of 4 saves from PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas and 6 saves from Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes kept the scoreline 0-0 after a 120 minute game time.

Coupe de la Ligue 2020 PSG vs Lyon highlights

Lopes was able to keep out the threatening PSG forward Neymar three times from breaking the deadlock. He also blocked shots from Angel Di Maria and Idrissa Gueye. Navas on the other hand saved a tremendous free-kick from Maxwel Cornet to keep the scoreline intact. With just one minute remaining in the extra time, Rafael was sent off after being shown the red card for a foul against Di Maria. Neymar was provided with the golden chance to score the goal and secure the win for his team at virtually the last moment of the game. But his right footed shot from outside the box went above the goalpost to push the decider to a penalty shootout.

Coupe de la Ligue 2020 PSG vs Lyon highlights

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The penalty shootout began with the first chance being given to Lyon. Joachim Andersen, Joachim Andersen, Maxence Caqueret, Thiago Mendes and Houssem Aouar successfully converted their respective spot-kicks for Lyon. On the other hand, Ángel Di María, Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes, Ander Herrera and Neymar scored 5 penalty kicks for PSG to bring the penalty shootout score to 5-5. Bertrand Traoré’s shot was saved by PSG goalkeeper Navas to provide them with the chance to win the match. Pablo Sarabia kept his calm and scored the penalty past Lopes to make his team go berserk to celebrate the win.

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PSG now have a chance to win the fourth tournament of the season in the UEFA Champions League. They face Atalanta in Lisbon on August 12 for the quarterfinals of the tournament.

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