OL-PSG: A look back at the last win at Groupama Stadium
It was February 3, 2019, the 23rd Matchday of the Ligue 1. OL welcomed a mighty PSG who had, to that point, a record of 20 wins and two draws in 22 games. If the title was already a pipe dream for the 19 other Ligue 1 teams, the race for Europe was very close and the Lyonnais, then sitting third, intended to stay as close as possible to Lille in second, as well as widen the gap with Saint-Etienne, who were just behind them.
After a heavy 5-0 defeat at the Parc des Princes in the reverse fixture, Bruno Genesio's men wanted to erase the memory of that result and give themselves what would be a prestigious victory. It was a fairly attacking team set out by the Lyon coach, who was aiming for all three points. However, the start of the match was played to the advantage of the capital side, who opened the scoring in the 7th minute with Di Maria and quickly calmed what was a vibrant atmosphere in Lyon. But OL had its resources, and shortly after the half hour, Léo Dubois delivered a perfect cross for Moussa Dembélé who beat Areola and catapulted the ball into the net. The match was back on, and continued to be a wide-open affair, as Jason Denayer made a spectacular clearance from his line to preserve the score just before halftime.
In the second half, OL continued to push forward and, quickly, Dembélé won a penalty. As the captain, Nabil Fekir took his responsibility and converted it. On the other end of the pitch, Anthony Lopes was imperious to keep his teammates in the lead. Come the end of the match, OL had won 2-1 and put an end to PSG’s unbeaten streak. Even if the Parisians would logically be champions come the end of the season, OL would join them in the Champions League thanks to their third place finish.