Everything on Paris-Lyon

History, stakes and keys to the match. Find out everything you need to know before kick-off on Matchday 29 day of Ligue 1 between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais, this Sunday, April 2 at 8:45 pm at the Parc des Princes.

a little bit of history...

This is the 106th meeting between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon. Only two clubs have played the Parisians more often in the history of the Red and Blue: Bordeaux and Monaco (110 matches). The record is to the advantage of the capital club with 45 wins, 29 draws and 31 defeats.

Lyon will play its 47th official match against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes. Only 5 clubs have played more: Bordeaux (55 matches), Marseille and Nantes (52 matches), Monaco (51 matches) and Lille (48 matches).

It was against Lyon that Paris Saint-Germain had its lowest league attendance, on May 27, 1980: 4,520 spectators, for a 2-1 Parisian victory.

After Paris Saint-Germain, who have been in Ligue 1 the longest since 1974, Lyon is the most present club in the top flight: since 1989, a series of 34 seasons at the highest level.

27 players have worn the shirts of both clubs: Hatem Ben Arfa, Milan Bisevac, Mathieu Bodmer, Luc Borrelli, Daniel Bravo, François Brisson, Jérémy Clément, Grégory Coupet, James Debbah, Vikash Dhorasoo, Jean Djorkaeff, Raymond Domenech, Fabrice Fiorèse, Pierre-Alain Frau, Laurent Fournier, Franck Gava, Ludovic Giuly, Pascal Havet, David Hellebuyck, Christophe Jallet, Gérard Lanthier, Patrice Loko, Peguy Luyindula, Florian Maurice, Bruno Ngotty, Jean-Luc Sassus and Daniel Xuereb. Moussa Dembélé, who passed through the Paris-Saint-Germain academy but never played with the first team, is not counted.

The top scorer for Paris Saint-Germain against Lyon is Kylian Mbappé, with 10 goals. He is ahead of Edinson Cavani (9 goals), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (7 goals) and Mustapha Dahleb (6 goals).

the stakes...

Despite a first defeat at home this season in the league against Rennes (0-2) on March 19, Paris still has a 7-point lead in Ligue 1 over its closest rivals, Marseille.

Paris has scored 99 goals in official matches this season and could reach the symbolic milestone of 100 goals against Lyon.

keys to the match...

Parisian attackers enjoy playing against Lyon, with 162 goals scored against the Gones. Only one club has done worse: Saint-Étienne, with 167 goals conceded.

Kylian Mbappé has scored a quadruple against Lyon (5-0, 07/10/2018). It was the 7th and last to date in the history of the capital club in the first division.

Lionel Messi could play his 50th match in Ligue 1 with the capital club against OL, the Argentine player's record is 19 goals and 27 assists in 49 league matches.

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