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PSG completes domestic treble after French League Cup final victory against Lyon

It was the final ever recreation of the League Cup competitors — which is to be canceled after this season — and Friday’s contest in Paris ended goalless after extra-time.

Both sides transformed every of their 5 penalties, however Keylor Navas saved Lyon’s sixth try from Bertrand Traore earlier than Pablo Sarabia secured the victory for PSG.

Thomas Tuchel’s facet wrapped up Ligue 1 after it was referred to as off halfway by way of the season and defeated Saint-Etienne to win the French Cup final week.

Victory within the League Cup now means PSG can goal an unprecedented quadruple with the remaining Champions League fixtures to be performed all through August.

“We won two cups this week so we are very, very happy,” said midfielder Ander Herrera.

“Lots of gamers have performed, everybody took half in these successes.

“We are prepared for the Champions League now. We did three, 4 weeks of superb coaching, we really feel that everybody is prepared now.”

PSG was without star striker Kylian Mbappe on Friday after the 21-year-old was sidelined for 3 weeks having sustained an ankle sprain in final week’s final.
Neymar celebrates with PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas after scoring his penalty.

Neymar loved a number of possibilities in entrance of purpose within the first half, whereas Idrissa Gueye’s long-range effort shortly earlier than the break compelled save from Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

Warm climate made for difficult situations in Paris, and though each side created scoring alternatives within the second-half, objectives weren’t forthcoming.

Rafael was proven a crimson card for a problem on Angel Di Maria on the sting of Lyon’s field with little greater than a minute of extra-time remaining, however it finally required penalties to separate the 2 groups.

With the French domestic season accomplished, PSG subsequent faces Atalanta within the Champions League quarterfinals in Portugal on August 12.

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