Neymar scored another late winner as French champions Paris St-Germain edged past Lyon to move three points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

The Brazil forward skilfully swivelled in the box and fired into the bottom corner with three minutes remaining to break the hosts’ resistance.

Neymar had been booed by his own fans before scoring a 92nd-minute winner against Strasbourg last weekend.

He missed PSG’s first five games as he tried to force a return to Barcelona.

But, back in the PSG team after missing their 3-0 Champions League win over Real Madrid due to a three-match European suspension, the 27-year-old continued to deliver on the pitch.

Lyon had goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to thank as they remained in the contest, with the Portuguese producing outstanding saves from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Neymar as PSG recorded 21 shots at goal.

However, Lopes was left helpless as Neymar – swarmed by defenders – produced a moment of quality as his side made it five successive victories and as many clean sheets since a surprise defeat by Rennes in August.

Line-ups

Lyon

  • 1Lopes
  • 6Guedes FilhoSubstituted forTeteat 73′minutes
  • 3Andersen
  • 5Denayer
  • 14Dubois
  • 17Reine-AdélaïdeSubstituted forTousartat 72′minutes
  • 12Mendes RibeiroSubstituted forTraoréat 88′minutes
  • 8Aouar
  • 28KoneBooked at 75mins
  • 9Dembele
  • 11Depay

Substitutes

  • 7Terrier
  • 10Traoré
  • 22de Souza Oliveira
  • 23Tete
  • 27Cornet
  • 29Tousart
  • 30Tatarusanu

PSG

  • 1Navas
  • 12Meunier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 22DialloBooked at 33mins
  • 14BernatSubstituted forKimpembeat 73′minutes
  • 21HerreraSubstituted forVerrattiat 72′minutes
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 27Gueye
  • 11Di María
  • 17Choupo-Moting
  • 10NeymarSubstituted forKurzawaat 90+1′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kimpembe
  • 6Verratti
  • 8Paredes
  • 16Rico
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 33Muinga
  • 36Mbe Soh
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
54,583

Match Stats

Home TeamLyonAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home12
Away21
Shots on Target
Home0
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Lyon 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lyon 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Attempt missed. Youssouf Kone (Lyon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Lyon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

Houssem Aouar (Lyon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Layvin Kurzawa replaces Neymar.

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moussa Dembele (Lyon).

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Bertrand Traoré replaces Thiago Mendes.

Goal!

Goal! Lyon 0, Paris Saint Germain 1. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Attempt missed. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Paris Saint Germain) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Meunier with a cross.

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

Memphis Depay (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye.

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joachim Andersen (Lyon).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Youssouf Kone.

Offside, Lyon. Houssem Aouar tries a through ball, but Memphis Depay is caught offside.

Booking

Youssouf Kone (Lyon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Youssouf Kone (Lyon).

Foul by Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint Germain).

Youssouf Kone (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Kenny Tete replaces Marcelo.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Presnel Kimpembe replaces Juan Bernat.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Marco Verratti replaces Ander Herrera.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Lucas Tousart replaces Jeff Reine-Adélaïde.

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high. Assisted by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Attempt missed. Houssem Aouar (Lyon) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Léo Dubois with a cross.

Attempt saved. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye.

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcelo (Lyon).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Léo Dubois.

Attempt blocked. Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Bernat.

Attempt missed. Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint Germain) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Neymar with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joachim Andersen (Lyon).

Attempt blocked. Thiago Mendes (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Houssem Aouar.

goal