PSG close in on league title with 4-1 victory over Lyon

By Reuters
April 23, 2024
Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Beraldo (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 21, 2024. — AFP

PARIS: Paris St Germain continued their march towards the Ligue 1 title with a 4-1 win at home against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday with all the goals coming in an explosive first half.


Runaway leaders PSG moved to 66 points, 11 ahead of second-placed AS Monaco with five matches left, while Lyon are eighth with 41 points. PSG struck twice within six minutes with Lyon’s Nemanja Matic deflecting a cross into his own net after three minutes, before Lucas Beraldo doubled the hosts’ lead.

Goncalo Ramos headed in the third goal for PSG after 32 minutes before Ernest Nuamah pulled one back for Lyon five minutes later with a well-placed shot into the corner from just outside the box.

Ramos scored his second three minutes before the break when he ran into the box unmarked to slide in a low cross. Both sides produced chances in the second half, but neither managed to add more goals.