Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon: 6 Things We Learned

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Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon: 6 Things We Learned
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Paris Saint-Germain inflicted a crushing 4-0 defeat on longstanding domestic rivals Olympique Lyonnais to retake a four-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 on Sunday.

The Parc des Princes was treated to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty double, with Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva adding goals from corners (match report via ESPN FC).

"My team put in a big performance," Laurent Blanc told the press after the match, per PSG.fr (translated from French as a bilingual).

"I would like to congratulate my players for playing so well and motivating themselves again within the space of three days."

Ibrahimovic’s double sees him pull in front atop the scoring standings with 11 for the season, while Cavani is one behind him on 10. Both usurp AS Monaco’s Radamel Falcao, who is stuck on nine.

Despite a mammoth score line, PSG were not at their dominating best and were flattered by a two-goal half-time lead.

However, a meek second-half showing from Lyon allowed the hosts to double their tally and enjoy an emphatic win.

Six things we learned from PSG 4-0 Lyon.

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