Lyon 2-1 PSG: Nabil Fekir scores winner in shock defeat as Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watches on ahead of Champions League clash with the Parisians
- Paris Saint Germain were dealt a shock defeat at the hands of rivals Lyon
- Angel Di Maria had scored inside seven minutes to put the champions ahead
- Goals from Moussa Dembele and captain Nabil Fekir saw Lyon stage a comeback
- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was seen in the stands scouting
Paris Saint Germain slipped up on Sunday night, losing to rivals Lyon as Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched on from the stands on a scouting mission.
The Old Trafford interim boss was present to watch the side soon to be taking on United in the Champions League last 16, and was perhaps highly encouraged by what he witnessed.
Solskjaer took his place in the stands, blending in with supporters by wearing grey bobble hat and thick raincoat to keep out the bitter conditions.
Despite taking the lead just seven minutes in through winger Angel Di Maria, PSG crumbled under pressure from the hosts and slipped to narrow defeat.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched on as PSG were defeated in Lyon
The interim manager took his place in the stands, watching ahead of the Champions League tie
Captain Nabil Fekir held his nerve to score from the spot and secure a comeback victory
The once Liverpool target wheeled away in celebration after scoring the decisive goal
Fekir helped his side to a crucial three points, and scored yet again against PSG
Former Tottenham midfielder general Moussa Dembele levelled the scoreline for Lyon, before their captain and talisman Nabil Fekir stepped up to swing the tie in their favour.
Upon the awarding of a penalty, Fekir stepped up and dispatched the ball with aplomb, not relenting to pressure and sending Lyon on their way to a memorable victory.
The former Liverpool target has a knack of scoring against the Parisians, after curling in a late free-kick last season and sending PSG fans into a fury after holding aloft his own shirt in front of the stands.
Wonderkid Kylian Mbappe was repeatedly denied by goalkeeper Anthony Lopes
Angel Di Maria had opened the scoring inside seven minutes but Lyon staged a comeback
PSG remain without record signing Neymar, and their toothless edge without the mercurial Brazilian is now becoming evident.
Wonderkid Kylian Mbappe tried repeatedly to break down the Lyon back line, though was denied on multiple occasions by Anthony Lopes standing tall between the posts.
While PSG may have the league all but wrapped up with a ten-point margin and games in hand, their European status is much less secure.
Despite being firm favourites upon the draw for the last 16 ties, the injury to Neymar and United’s renaissance under Solsjkaer has led many to punt on progression for the English side.
The two sides meet on Tuesday, February 12 for the first leg of the contest at Old Trafford, before the return fixture in Paris on Wednesday, March 6.