Paris Saint-Germain Vs Olympique Lyonnais Football Score 18 Sept 2022
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Unbeaten in all competitions this season, PSG struggled more than expected in a 3-1 victory over Maccabi Haifa in Champions League is you home for every Champions League match, all season long) play but look to get back to brushing opponents aside with ease in domestic competition. Sitting fourth in the league, Lyon have struggled, losing their last two matches to Lorient and Monaco. While the team was scoring with ease early on, nine goals combined against Angers and Troyes has inflated their scoring numbers, with only seven goals scored in the last five matches.
With PSG coming to town, Lyon will have to tighten things up quickly or risk being steamrolled by a side that has scored 25 goals while only allowing five. While the defense has had lapses, the looming World Cup and new system under Christophe Galtier has pushed the team’s stars towards peak performance as everybody’s is incentivized to be at the top of their game. While the goal is to secure as many trophies as possible, it starts by defeating the top clubs in France which isn’t something that Les Parisiens have been able to do yet this season. Earlier in the season, PSG came close in their first test against Monaco but were unable to win the match despite taking 18 shots. If Peter Bosz is able to get his team sit back and frustrate PSG, there is room to secure points but will need an almost perfect performance to do that.
Olympique Lyon: Bosz will have a few injury issues as Jerome Boateng won’t be available to make the match while goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck will also be unavailable. There will likely be rotation in defense but Bosz will also need a big performance from Alexandre Lacasette who has four goals and one assist on the season so far. PSG: After picking up a hamstring injury against Brest, center back Presnel Kimpembe will miss the match as he won’t be ready to return until after the international break. Keylor Navas could be fit enough to return to the bench if he recovers from his back pain while Renato Sanches will be a game time decision to also likely take a place on the bench. Paris Saint-Germain will be out to extend their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season when they host last term’s runners-up Olympique Lyonnais at Parc des Princes on Sunday.
The French champions finished off their UEFA Champions League Group A campaign in style on Tuesday, seeing off Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in Paris. Lyon finished their unsuccessful Group H outing with their first win in this season’s competition, beating Valencia CF 2-0 away. Hubert Fournier’s men are without a number of key players, so PSG are heavy favourites to win this one. PSG and Lyon come into this one separated by 19 points and four other Ligue 1 sides. Laurent Blanc’s men lead Le Championnat, 15 points clear of second-placed Angers SCO, while OL trail in sixth and are without a win since a 3-0 victory over bitter rivals AS Saint-Etienne in early November.
Les Gones have suffered this season without Nabil Fekir, and Fournier is also missing Alexandre Lacazette, Mathieu Valbuena, Samuel Umtiti, Christophe Jallet, Milan Bisevac and Aldo Kalulu for the trip to the capital, per OLweb.fr. Les Parisiens have had no such problems and Blanc welcomes back Marco Verratti from a lengthy injury absence, per PSG.fr. Captain Thiago Silva and right back Serge Aurier also return after they were rested for the 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. PSG have made their strongest start to a domestic season in years and could finish the first half of the campaign unbeaten if they can avoid defeat against Lyon, Saint-Etienne and high-flying SM Caen before the winter break.
Pre-season, the French champions at home to OL would have been one of the standout fixtures on the domestic calendar. However, Les Gones’ disappointing form means that this clash is nothing out of the ordinary, despite the talent on both sides on paper. A win for PSG could stretch their lead at the summit of Le Championnat, while a Lyon victory would enable them to close the gap on Blanc’s men to 16 points and possibly move to within a point of Angers and Caen. If Blanc decides to rest Angel Di Maria on Wednesday, it could give Brazilian Lucas Moura the chance to play on the right of the attack. That gives Genesio a difficult choice on the left of his defence. It’s not just the Brazilian’s space and dribbling ability that will cause problems, but it’s his tendency to drift, come central and play between the lines.
To cover him, you need a defender with mobility and intelligence—a player able to track his runs and help communicate with the midfielders, helping them restrict Lucas’ space. Jeremy Morel started against Troyes, and he may be the best option on Wednesday. He can also play at centre-back, and he is perhaps the better defensive option than someone like Henri Bedimo. The Cameroonian is great going forward and provides Lyon with strength in defence—however, he may not be the best at tracking the forward’s smart movement. One other possibility would be to play the versatile Tolisso in that position, but you then lose his presence in the midfield. It’s a hard decision to balance, but winning the battle in the middle of the park is just as important.
PSG : Trapp; Aurier, Silva (c), Luiz, Maxwell; Motta, Rabiot/Verratti, Matuidi; Di Maria, Ibrahimovic, Cavani.
Lyon : Lopes; Rafael, Mbiwa, Morel, Bedimo; Gonalons (c), Ferri, Tolisso; Cornet, Beauvue, Grenier.