Paris St-Germain beat Lyon in French League Cup final for another hat-trick


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Paris St-Germain beat Lyon on penalties in the French League Cup final to seal a fourth domestic treble in six years.

It was the final of the French League Cup, with the decision taken last September to cancel the tournament after this season, and ended 0-0.

After the first 10 penalties were scored, PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas saved from Bertrand Traoré before Pablo Sarabia scored the winning kick.

The match was watched by around 5,000 spectators at the Stade de France.

It was only the second domestic game in France since the end of Ligue 1 in April – PSG beating Saint-Étienne 1-0 last Friday in the Coupe de France final.

The match had little real drama except Lyon defender Rafael sent off in the last minute of extra time for fouling Angel di Maria on the edge of the box.

Lyon are now facing a first season without European football since 1996-97, unless they win the Champions League this season.

They visit Juventus next Friday in their last 16 return matches, claiming a 1-0 victory in the first leg.

PSG, who have won 25 of France’s last 36 national trophies, will face Atalanta in the quarter-finals on Wednesday August 12 as they seek a quadruple.

The 2020-21 Ligue 1 season begins on August 23, the same day as the Champions League final.


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