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OL-PSG: What happened in the reverse fixture

Published on 17 March 2021 at 10:00 AM
OL - PSG : ce qu'il s'est passé au match aller
As the biggest match of the 30th round in Ligue 1 approaches, pitting OL against PSG, we take a look back at the reverse fixture at the Parc des Princes.

It was December 13, 2020, the 14th matchday in Ligue 1. After a disappointing start to the league season, OL had started a spectacular run of form and came to the Parc des Princes on four wins in a row. Their opponent that evening was PSG, then the leader of Ligue 1, but a side which had already been defeated three times in 13 matches.

For this match, Rudi Garcia had no surprises in store in his starting XI, with KTM forming the attack while Paqueta and Mendes played alongside Aouar in midfield. From the start, the Parisians did not show the best of themselves, and OL played with incredible dominance in midfield. At the half-hour mark, after having previously failed to score on a one-on-one with Keylor Navas, Tino Kadewere again faced off against the Costa Rican goalkeeper, and this time he did not miss the target.




Thomas Tuchel's men tried to react, but in vain. Les Gones showed a flawless strength and could have even added to the score if it weren't for Navas' vigilance on a Paqueta strike and if Bruno Guimarães hadn't slipped while shooting.

Despite surviving a final scare on an attempt by Mbappé, Rudi Garcia's players eventually won 1-0 and took the lead in Ligue 1, tied with LOSC. It was an important and symbolic victory as OL had not won at the Parc des Princes in the league since 2007.




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