PSG completes domestic treble after French League Cup final victory against Lyon

It was the last game of the Coupe de la Ligue competition – which must be called off after this season – and Friday’s game in Paris ended scoreless after extra time.

Both teams converted each of their five penalties, but Keylor Navas saved Lyon’s sixth attempt at Bertrand Traoré before Pablo Sarabia took the PSG victory.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have completed Ligue 1 after being called off halfway through the season and defeating Saint-Etienne to win the Coupe de France last week.
PSG celebrate their victory in the Coupe de la Ligue française at the Stade de France in Paris.

The Coupe de la Ligue victory now means that PSG can aim for an unprecedented quadruple with the remaining Champions League matches being played throughout August.

“We’ve won two cups this week so we’re very, very happy,” said midfielder Ander Herrera.

“A lot of players have played, everyone has participated in these successes.

“We are ready for the Champions League now. We have had three, four weeks of very good training, we feel that everyone is ready now.”

PSG were without star striker Kylian Mbappe on Friday after the 21-year-old was sidelined for three weeks after sustaining a sprained ankle in last week’s final.
Neymar celebrates with PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas after scoring his penalty.

Neymar took advantage of several scoring chances in the first half, while Idrissa Gueye’s long-range effort shortly before the break forced a good save from Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

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The hot weather created difficult conditions in Paris, and although both teams created scoring opportunities in the second half, the goals were not scored.

Rafael was given a red card for a challenge on Angel Di Maria on the edge of Lyon’s box with just over a minute of extra time remaining, but it ultimately took penalties to separate the two teams.

With the French national season over, PSG will then face Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals in Portugal on August 12.

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