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Video – PSG march towards Ligue 1 title with 4-2 win over Lyon

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Paris Saint-Germain continued their march towards another Ligue 1 title as they totally dominate Lyon to win 4-2.

With over 70% possession PSG controlled the game at the Parc des Princes against visitors Lyon.

It did take the home side a few minutes to get going.

They opened the scoring through Angel Di Maria in the 22nd minute. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid man has been the architect of so many of the PSG goas of late. He was long overdue another one for himself.

As he makes a run down the right-wing, he cuts in and then back in search of half a yard to shoot or for a teammate to get free for a pass.

Space arrives first, although it appears there is not much room to do anything. Di Maria squeezes the ball into between the defenders, the keeper and the post for 1-0.

16 minutes later in the 38th none other than Kylian Mbappe left his mark on the game.

Icardi fought for the ball as a man possessed. PSG keep possession, and the ball kinds it’s way to Mbappe via Meunier.

The young Frenchman plays the deftest of balls over Lopez and into the Lyon goal. What a lob by Mbappe.

Goal number three came only two minutes after the second half began. It was a smashing own goal.

Literally smashing!

The ball cut back finds the feet of Marcal who is facing the wrong way rushing in at a hundred miles per hour and could noting to avoid burying the ball in the back of his own goal.

The game was to all intense and purpose over. Lyon had not had sight of the goal or even a half-chance up until now.

The 52nd minute from nowhere, the ball falls to Terrier at the edge of the box and he thumps it past Navas. PSG are shocked, as apparently are Lyon, they don’t even celebrate.

Only moments later a potential upset may be on the cards.

Lyon’s second shot on goal and they have another.

This time is Moussa Dembele. Ekambi plays a through ball, and he Dembele runs on to it, placing the ball past a hopeless Navas to make it 3-2.

PSG picked up the pace, sensing this game had gone from comfortable to too close for comfort very quickly.

Tuchel introduced wantaway striker Edinson Cavani in the 76th minute. He replaced Mauro Icardi.

The Uruguayan’s impact was almost instantaneous. It was his first touch, as he was at the end of some elaborate Mbappae and Di Maris link-up play.

He received the ball on the edge of the box. He positions himself perfectly and curls in an absolute beauty into the far top corner.

The game was back in PSG’s hands, as they saw out the last ten or so minutes without incident.

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