At the end of the eighth day of Ligue 1 play, Paris prevailed over Lyon with a score of 1-0, although they were unable to put an end to the battle.
PSG maintains its position at the top of Ligue 1 with 22 points out of a possible 24 and takes home a valuable victory despite its narrow margin of victory in Lyon (0-1). A contest that was anything but straightforward for the French national champions, but one in which they were able to emerge victorious thanks to the technical superiority they displayed. Especially because they had swiftly seized the lead courtesy of Messi, who was superbly serviced by Neymar on his first attempt (0-1, 5e).
The first period of high level
Lyon, stunned, will need some time to recuperate and will have to wait for the Parisians to deal with other potentially serious situations (10e14e15e). On the other hand, OL was able to create difficulties for a frenzied PSG back line. Each time with a credible risk, beginning with Dembélé (20e), continuing through Lacazette (21e30e), and ending with Toko-Ekambi (22e31e). The fact that both sides were going blow for blow throughout this match made it a thrilling spectacle.
Paris waste in the second half
A Parisian squad that was never able to break, with Mbappé (in the 33rd), Messi (in the 40th and 78th), and Neymar (in the 43rd and 72nd) failing to score on an excellent Lopes. The departure of Verratti shortly after the hour mark disrupted PSG, but he managed to stay on the field until the very end, as the Lyonnais were unable to mount a comeback and score. Before this short break for international competition, Paris had already established a comfortable lead at the top of the championship (2 points ahead of OM).