PSG 2-1 Lyon (May 25, 2024) Game Analysis – ESPN

Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 2-1 in the French Cup final on Saturday to end the season with a domestic treble in Kylian Mbappé’s last game for the club.

The Ligue 1 and French Super Cup champions dominated the first half at Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy to secure their record-extending 15th Cup title and first since 2021.

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Ousmane Dembélé put PSG ahead after 23 minutes when Nuno Mendes’ cross found him unmarked in the six-yard box to coolly head home, and Fabio Ruiz doubled the advantage with a strike from a tight angle at the second attempt.

Lyon pulled one back 10 minutes into the second half thanks to Jake O’Brien’s towering header off a corner before PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma produced a superb save minutes later.

Kylian Mbappé celebrates with goal scorer Ousmane Dembélé in his last game for Paris Saint-Germain.

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PSG’s all-time top scorer Mbappé failed to find the net in his final game for the club, leaving his record at 256 goals in 308 appearances over his seven-year spell.

“You feel a bit more the weight of things because you realize that it’s really over,” Mbappé told broadcaster beIN Sports. “When I said goodbye to the Parc des Princes, there were still some games left, so you are still focused on what awaits you.

“Now, I have nothing left with PSG. But I’m very happy to have been able to finish with a trophy.

“I’m happy to have been part of its history and to have made it a bit.”

Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron condemned violence ahead of the final as Lyon and PSG supporters clashed on a highway leading to Stade Pierre-Mauroy a few hours before kick-off.

Supporters threw flares and windows were smashed on buses full of supporters. The local prefecture said police had “quickly put an end” to the clashes. In a post on X, it also confirmed buses had been damaged.

Information from Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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