Juninho sees red as Giuly tames Lyon
Ludovic Giuly struck for the third time in as many games to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win over Lyon in the capital on Saturday as the leaders' cushion at the top was reduced to five points.
Saturday 22 November 2008
Paris Saint-Germain / Olympique Lyonnais : 1 - 0
The diminutive forward powered a rare header past Hugo Lloris 25 minutes into the encounter at the Parc des Princes to give Paul Le Guen's side a third consecutive victory and ease PSG into fifth place in the table.
OL had already suffered a major blow when Anthony Réveillère was stretchered off after a clash with Stéphane Sessegnon. If fears of a twisted knee are borne out, Claude Puel could have a defensive injury crisis on his hands for Tuesday's crucial Champions League tie with Fiorentina.
Réveillère's injury saw Thimothée Kolodziecziak make his Ligue 1 debut, and the teenager is one option - John Mensah being the other - for Puel to employ at left-back in Florence.
Juninho, who started the match on the bench, was thrown into the fray in the second half, but a rash challenge on Sylvain Armand saw the Brazilian sent off 13 minutes from time to compound the misery of the champions, for whom things could get worse should Marseille beat Lille on Sunday to move to within four points of top spot.