PSG Thrashes Lyon 2 0 In French League Curtain Raiser
Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Roberto Cavani celebrates after scoring against Olympique Lyonnais during the first half of a Champions Trophy match, in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (Graham Hughes /The Canadian Press via AP)

Paris Saint-Germain won the for the second straight year 2-0 over on Saturday.

PSG, which achieved a domestic treble last season by claiming the French league, League Cup, and French Cup, put on a clinical display, converting its first chance when headed home from close range after Lyon defenders failed to clear a free kick in the 11th minute.

After conceding six goals against Arsenal last month at the Emirates Cup in London, Lyon’s defensive worries continued, and doubled PSG’s lead six minutes later from the rebound after ’s shot was parried by goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

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It was PSG’s fifth victory in the Trophee des Champions, the traditional dress rehearsal for the French league, which starts next weekend.

Held outside France every year since 2009, the match pits the league champion against the cup winner, but with PSG holding both trophies Lyon qualified thanks to its league runner-up status.

Lyon’s hopes of staging a comeback were dashed when was sent off for a second yellow card in the 64th for a foul on .