PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain won France’s League Cup on Saturday, beating Lyon 2-1 in the final at the Stade de France to secure the first leg of a likely domestic double.
Edinson Cavaniwas the match-winner for Laurent Blanc’s side, scoring a first-half brace, one of which came from a controversial penalty, and while Alexandre Lacazette pulled a goal back in the second half, PSG proved just too strong for a Lyon outfit who had beaten them in Ligue 1 just six days earlier.
It is the second trophy won by the club from the French capital since their takeover by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011 and subsequent transformation into one of the wealthiest clubs in Europe, following their title triumph last season.
And their League Cup victory — their fourth in the 20-year history of the competition — could be followed by another Ligue 1 crown as early as next Wednesday, although they must hope nearest rivalsMonocalose on Sunday for that to happen.
“It is a privilege and an honour to play in a final but you have to win it, and we won it,” said Blanc.