August 1, Kathmandu. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have won the French League Cup. PSG won the League Cup by defeating Lyon in a penalty shootout in the final on Friday night.
This is PSG’s third title this season. PSG has won the French League One and French Cup titles.
PSG won the League Cup for the ninth time after PSG goalkeeper Keller Navas blocked a penalty kick by Lyon’s Batron Traor. PSG is also the team that has won the most league cups. Leon, who has won the title once, has lost in the final for the fifth time.
The match was decided by penalty shootout after both sides failed to score in the scheduled 90 minutes and extra 30 minutes.
In the last minute of the game, Lyon defender Raphael was sent off for a red card. He fouled Angel Di Maria of PSG inside the box.
Pablo Sarabia’s penalty kick was decisive in PSG’s victory.
Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti, Leandro Daniel Paredes, Ander Herrera, Neymar and Pablo Sarabia all scored for PSG in the penalty shootout. Joachim Anderson, Carl Toko Ekambi, Maxine Cockeret, Thiago Mendes and Hausen Hour scored for Lyon. Bertrand Traor failed to score.
About 5,000 spectators were present to watch the final game. Football activities in France were suspended last April after the Corona epidemic. This is the second game attended by spectators since the first week of July.
Earlier, in the final of the French Cup, PSG defeated St. Etienne 1-0 to win the title.