Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says victory over Paris Saint-Germain was the perfect way to prepare for their clash with Barcelona. PSG were unbeaten in 20 Ligue 1 games this season, winning 18 and drawing two, before Lyon put an end to that impressive record on Sunday.
Angel Di Maria fired the league leaders ahead early on but Lyon responded with goals from Moussa Dembele and Nabil Fekir to claim a 2-1 victory.
With a two-legged, last-16 Champions League tie against Barcelona to come later this month, Aulas was delighted to see his club beat one of Europe’s big teams, and was also quick to heap praise on Genesio’s brave tactics.
Aulas said: “The team played a very good match. The first half started badly but we reacted quickly. “I really take my hat off to the team and to Bruno, who once again selected the right team. Playing with four attackers, as we did, it was ambitious to attack PSG and we made it difficult for them. “It gives us great satisfaction to stay close to [second-placed] Lille and prepare for the Champions League match against Barcelona, which will be at a similar level. “PSG looked a bit unnerved by the will and pressing of our players. We may have been thinking about getting closer to Barcelona. It’s all great. This is a moment of happiness.”