Lyon has now overtaken PSG on the log standings with a hard fought win at the Parc Des Princes on Sunday. What interested me is that this match is how viral it went especially it the Southern part of Africa where the only scorer of the match, Tino Kadewere hails. I am pleased to see players from that part of the world getting a shot at the big clubs. For me he and Patson Daka(Zambia) of Salzburg are players to watch in the next season or two from that part of the continent.
I have no clue what Kimpembe was trying to do in the build up to the Lyon goal. Why try to play out from the back as if you have the skill to do so.Kadewere spotted the hole that Kimpembe left and it was that man, Toko Ekambi who spotted the Zimbabwean’s run to coolly slot past Navas. Goalkeeper Lopes was in imperious form. Key save was from Roma loanee Florenzi. Navas was also not bad. Saves from Paquieta and Bruno kept the scoreline still within reach for PSG. I have noticed that teams that like to play without the ball are starting to have success in Europe’s top leagues. Lyon for only 35 percent of the ball conjured up nine shots at goal to PSG’s seven. The possession is the alpha and omega of soccer philosophy may be dying a slow death. Lyon now second to Lyon but ahead of PSG in third by goal difference. I like what is happening here. PSG has not had this much competition since the rich owners from the middle east arrived.