Paris Saint-Germain Vs. Lyon, 2011 Ligue 1: Host Denied Penalty As Javier Pastore Fouled In Area

It's still 0-0 in Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon, although there has been some action as of late. It's difficult to understand just how the hosts aren't in front - they've already hit the post and they really ought to have had a penalty when Javier Pastore was fouled in the area by Jimmy Briand when the midfielder left a leg trailing for Pastore to fall over. It wasn't much of a foul, but it was a foul (unlike an incident involving Lyon's Michel Bastos, for which he was rightly shown a yellow card). Mysteriously, the referee failed to give a penalty, instead placing the ball on the edge of the box, fully a yard further away from goal than where the foul took place.

PSG wasted the free kick of, course, and then there was a chance at the other end when Maxime Gonlalons' header flashed just wide of Salvatore Sirigu's left-hand post. This can't stay scoreless for that much longer, can it?

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