PSG suffers then flies to Lyon thanks to Mbappé

Of course, it will be said that the "real" date remains that of March 11 against Dortmund. PSG is used to it. But Parisians do not have to sulk after their qualification for the final of the Coupe de France. To beat Lyon in front of its audience and in clear recovery of form since its victory against Juventus in the Champions League, it is a performance.

Especially when you add the way. 5-1, the result slaps, almost too much for Lyonnais rather dominating in the first half. But Paris knows – at least within French borders – to be ruthless. Caught cold by a goal from Martin Terrier from the 11th minute, PSG replied in three minutes thanks to a goal of old streaker Kylian Mbappé who diverts a recovery of the head of Layvin Kurzawa in the nets.

But the turning point of the match is in the second half. Following a control by Cavani, the Brazilian Marçal touches the ball with his hand. Penalty and a second yellow card synonymous with expulsion (64th minute). Cold as justice, Neymar applies the sanction without trembling. Lyon is rung and Mbappé takes charge of the ko six minutes later. A 60-meter race, three defenders erased and a Lopes mystified with a sharp point, all the qualities of the attacker are spread over an action. OL already have their heads elsewhere.

Entering the game, Pablo Sarabia confirms his emerging reputation as a “super-sub” (4-1). Mbappé presents the invoice in stoppage time for the goal of the hat-trick (5-1). The French can recover the ball of the match and already plan to Dortmund. Perhaps he will have an eye on the other semi-final between Rennes and Saint-Etienne scheduled for Thursday. After all, PSG also has a Coupe de France to recover from the Bretons.


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