Paris Saint Germain 1-0 Olympique Lyonnais: tops 1-0 with a goal scored by L. Messi

DéCINES-CHARPIEU. Paris Saint Germain overcomes Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 after L. Messi scored just 1 goal (5').


DéCINES-CHARPIEU. Paris Saint Germain tops Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 after L. Messi scored just 1 goal (5′). Paris Saint Germain was vastly superior ball possession (66%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Décines-Charpieu on Sunday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was François Letexier with the help of Mehdi Rahmouni and Alexandre Viala. The 4th official was Eric Wattellier.

Match Statistics

Paris Saint Germain was in firm control of the ball 66% while Olympique Lyonnais was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Olympique Lyonnais was more aggressive with 55 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 3 were on target. Anyhow, Paris Saint Germain was capable to find the solution to win this contest.​

Olympique Lyonnais shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Paris Saint Germain shot 16 times, 9 on target, 7 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Olympique Lyonnais. On the other side, Paris Saint Germain received 2 yellow cards (M. Verratti and ).

After playing this contest, Olympique Lyonnais will stay with 13 points like Lille to move up in the 6th place. On the other side, Paris Saint Germain will have 19 points like Olympique Marseille and Lorient to move up in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 5'

    L. Messi

  • 39'

    M. Verratti

  • 46'

    J. Lepenant

    C. Tolisso

  • 57'


    F. Ruiz

  • 64'

    N. Mukiele

    M. Verratti

  • 75'

    R. Cherki


  • 75'

    J. Reine-Adelaide

    M. Caqueret

  • 86'

    C. Soler


  • 88'

    B. Barcola

    K. Toko Ekambi

  • 90'

    G. Donnarumma

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Olympique Lyonnais will play away with Lens on the 2nd of October with a 10-2 head to head statistic in favor of Olympique Lyonnais (4 draws).

Paris Saint Germain will host Nice on the 1st of October with a 16-11 head to head in favor of Paris Saint Germain (6 draws).

Olympique Lyonnais: Formation and Lineups

Olympique Lyonnais started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Peter Bosz chose to play with the following team: Anthony Lopes (7.6), Malo Gusto (7.4), Thiago Mendes (7.4), Castello Lukeba (7.2), Nicolás Tagliafico (6.9), Tetê (6.1), Corentin Tolisso (7.0), Maxence Caqueret (7.4), Karl Toko Ekambi (6.1), Moussa Dembélé (7.0) and Alexandre Lacazette (7.3).


Olympique Lyonnais made 4 changes: C. Tolisso for J. Lepenant (46′), Tete for R. Cherki (75′), M. Caqueret for J. Reine-Adelaide (75′) and K. Toko Ekambi for B. Barcola (88′).

Best player: Anthony Lopes

The player that probably impressed the most for Olympique Lyonnais was the goalkeeper: Anthony Lopes. His rating is 7.64. He performed 5 saves.

Paris Saint Germain: Formation and Lineups

Paris Saint Germain started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Christophe Galtier played with: Gianluigi Donnarumma (7.1), Sergio Ramos (7.3), Marquinhos (7.1), Danilo Pereira (7.3), Achraf Hakimi (6.8), Fabián Ruiz (6.9), Marco Verratti (7.0), Nuno Mendes (7.6), Lionel Messi (8.4), Neymar (7.3) and Kylian Mbappé (7.2).


Paris Saint Germain made 3 changes: F. Ruiz for Vitinha (57′), M. Verratti for N. Mukiele (64′) and Neymar for C. Soler (86′).

Top player: Lionel Messi

Probably the most impressive player in Paris Saint Germain was Lionel Messi.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 62 passes (91% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 11. He performed 4 crosses.

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