PSG – Lyon: Mbappé’s broken promise to Nasser al-Khelaïfi

After qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain is back in Ligue 1 to face Olympique Lyonnais this Sunday evening.

PSG – Lyon: Mbappé’s broken promise to Nasser al-Khelaïfi

After qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain is back in Ligue 1 to face Olympique Lyonnais this Sunday evening. Kylian Mbappé should be the holder despite the revelations of a potential broken promise to his president, Nasser al-Khelaïfi.

This Sunday evening, Paris Saint-Germain hosts Olympique Lyonnais at the Parc des Princes, as part of the 30th day of Ligue 1. A gala poster between the first in the championship and the Rhone residents, authors of a formidable comeback in the ranking since the arrival of Pierre Sage. Kick-off at 8:45 p.m.

The end of the PSG season promises to be busy. Still in the running to win three new titles, the Parisians are first in Ligue 1 with a ten-point lead and a match behind second-placed Brest. On May 25, they will face Lyon for the third time this season in the Coupe de France final, having played the Champions League's two-legged semi-finals against Borussia Dortmund. A full calendar, to which is added the thorny case of Kylian Mbappé. At the end of his contract on June 30, the striker should leave the capital club to join Real Madrid, according to numerous revelations from the national and international media. But last summer, the captain of the France team would have another promise to its president, Nasser al-Khelaïfi.

Sidelined from the group at the start of the season for fear of seeing the striker go free at the end of the 2023/2024 season, the striker was finally reinstated on the eve of the first day of the championship. According to revelations from Foot Mercato, the native of Bondy would have promised his management to extend his contract so as not to leave freely. Information very quickly denied by journalist Bilel Ghazi, close to the Mbappé clan on his social networks. “Beyond your chain of false truths, what is embarrassing about this one is its timing which questions your motivation

Third coach of Olympique Lyonnais this season after Laurent Blanc and Fabio Grosso, Pierre Sage allowed the Rhone club to move up the Ligue 1 standings. During the first fourteen days of the championship, OL took seven points. Since the arrival of the coach, Lyon has gleaned 34 new units, allowing them to now appear in the fight for European places for this end of the season, unexpected after a cataclysmic start to the 2023/2024 financial year. For this clash against PSG, the coach will be deprived of Nicolas Tagliafico, suspended while Alexandre Lacazette should be present, despite his shock against Brest last week. Without revealing his tactical plan, Pierre Sage revealed the outlines of his game plan to keep the capital club in check: "We will try to defend as we wish, that is to say by trying to have as little as possible to defend, and the best way to do that is to have the ball. We have to take them into what they don't like, and for that we have to have collective control. It’s going to be a tactical challenge for me and the staff, and operational for the players.”

The closing match of the 30th day of Ligue 1 between PSG and Lyon is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, April 21 at 8:45 p.m. at the Parc des Princes in Paris (France). François Letexier will be the arbiter of this gala poster.

Holder of Ligue 1 TV rights, Prime Video will broadcast the poster between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais.

If you want to watch the clash of the 30th day of Ligue 1 between the Parisians and the Lyonnais on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to subscribe to Prime Video.

PSG: Donnarumma (G) - Hakimi, Marquinhos, Danilo, Nuno Mendes - Zaire-Emery, Vitinha, Fabian Ruiz - Dembele, Mbappe, Barcola.

Lyon : A.Lopes (G) - Maitland-Niles, Mata, O'Brien, Henrique - Caqueret, Matic, Mangala - Fofana, Lacazette, Benrahma.   

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