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PSG look to ex­tend lead against Lyon

New Straits Times - - Sport -

PARIS scored eight goals be­tween them in the two matches they have played to­gether.

Sun­day’s match on pa­per is PSG’s big­gest test of the league sea­son so far, with an un­beaten Lyon go­ing to Paris off the back of a 1-1 Europa League draw with Apol­lon Li­mas­sol in Cyprus.

But Unai Emery’s side are on a 35-match un­beaten streak at home in all com­pe­ti­tions, hav­ing not lost at the Parc des Princes since a 2-0 de­feat by Monaco in March 2016.

Wor­ry­ingly for their Ligue 1 and Euro­pean ri­vals, the Span­ish coach be­lieves that his team will only get bet­ter after the thrash­ing of Celtic.

Reign­ing cham­pi­ons Monaco suf­fered a 4-0 hum­bling at Nice last time out, be­fore putting in a vastly-im­proved dis­play dur­ing a 1-1 mid­week Cham­pi­ons League draw at RB Leipzig.

The thump­ing by their Cote d’Azur ri­vals ended a Ligue 1 record of 16 con­sec­u­tive wins for Leonardo Jardim’s men, al­though they did lose 4-0 at Nice last Septem­ber be­fore go­ing on to win the ti­tle.

The prin­ci­pal­ity out­fit will be

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