Ligue 1: Dembele stars as Lyon end PSG’s unbeaten run

Tuchel PSG Rennes

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Champions PSG had won 18 and drawn two of their opening 20 league games this season, but they came undone on Sunday despite taking the lead through Angel Di Maria's strike in the seventh minute.

The Brazilian attacker is set to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks with a broken metatarsal and will miss his side's Champions League tie against Manchester United as a result.

Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele had the football world talking on Sunday night after his performance inspired Lyon to a 2-1 Ligue 1 victory over the previously unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain.

"They've just won eight games on the bounce - they should be taken a little more seriously".

The 20-time English champions have collected 19 points from their seven league games under the former Norway global ahead of Sunday's clash against Leicester.

Manchester United will welcome the Ligue 1 holders to Old Trafford in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on 12 February.

But Thomas Tuchel's men nearly forged ahead inside the first two minutes, as Kylian Mbappe raced clear only to shoot tamely at Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

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Leo Dubois teed up Dembele for the equaliser, as the ex-Celtic forward beat Alphonse Areola to the ball to nod into an empty net.

Areola had to be alert again, springing to his right to tip away a vicious long-range drive from Nabil Fekir, before producing a wonderful double stop from Traore and Memphis Depay.

Fekir sent Areola the wrong way from the spot to thrust Lyon ahead.

"PSG looked a bit unnerved by the will and pressing of our players".

Lyon, who face Barcelona in the Champions League knockout stage, continued to dominate after the restart, and were awarded a spot-kick when Dembele was brought down by Thiago Silva, with Fekir doing the rest.

The goal sparked PSG into life and they laid siege on the Lyon goal but Lopes proved a formidable opponent, making key three sharp saves to deny Kylian Mbappe as the hosts hung on.

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