The bar was just too high for OL, who were out-classed and quickly knocked out by Paris' swift attacks, especially in a very difficult first half.
. HIGHLIGHTS .
Once again OL will have to wait until next time to win the club's eighth Trophée des Champions. After submitting to the Parisians last season in Montreal, the Lyonnais were once again outdone, starting seasons 2016-2017 off with defeat. However, the first few minutes from OL were full of promise, in keeping with the team's excellent pre-season performances in terms of controlling the ball and mounting dangerous offensives. In those early stages, it would have been tough to imagine that Lyon founder the way they ended up doing. The defensive lapse in the ninth minute, punctuated by Pastore's opener, was the beginning of the end and Bruno Genesio's men would concede another two before going into the break 3-0 down. .
Things improved after the hour-mark, with more shooting positions reached and more possession secured by OL. But Pastore and his teammates were impossible to contain and hammered the final nail in OL's coffin with a fourth goal at the beginning of the second half. Tolisso's goal was scant consolation as PSG claimed their fourth Trophée des Champions in a row.
THE TURNING POINT .
Lacazette's being forced off injured
. TEAMSHEET .
Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt. PSG 4-1 OL (3-0)
Referee: Alexander Harkam.
PSG: Trapp – Aurier, David Luiz (Meunier, 76’), Kimpembe, Kurzawa (Maxwell, 76’) – Motta (cap.), Stambouli, Pastore – Lucas, Di Maria (Verratti, 67’), Ben Arfa. Coach: Unai Emery.OL: Lopes – Rafael (Jallet, 65’), Yanga-Mbiwa, Nkoulou, Morel – Gonalons (cap.), Darder (Ferri, 76’), Tolisso – Fekir, Lacazette (Valbuena, 46’), Cornet. Coach: Bruno Genesio.