Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lille – Match Report – April 3, 2021


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Paris Saint-Germain vs.  Lille - Match Report - April 3, 2021

(EFE) – Lille, with a goal from Canadian Jonathan David, won in the Parc des Princes to Paris Saint Germain, who gave up the leadership of Ligue 1 in France, now in the hands of his rival.

The duel reflected a powerless and resourceless champion as shown by the expulsion of Neymar, in the last minute, for pushing an opponent when he had a yellow card.

The relevance of the clash that brought together the top two finishers, even on points before the start, prevented Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino from reserving any of his main players for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich .

He came out with everything PSG. With Neymar starting for the first time after his injury, Kylian Mbappe and Argentine Ángel Di María. Also the Italian Moise Kean. The Italian Marco Verratti, with coronavirus, was low in the premises.

PSG, who suffered their third loss in a row at home, ended up unhinged and without resources against an opponent who knew how to play their tricks and manage the match especially with the score in favor.

It was at twenty minutes when Christophe Galtier’s team took the lead. Jonathan David received a ball from Nanitamo Ikoné and shot. His shot was deflected by the Brazilian Marquinhos and surpassed the Costa Rican Keylor Navas.

Pochettino’s team squeezed, which was unable to score. After the break his pressure dropped and Lille was more comfortable.

At the time of the game Pochettino established a triple change. Julian Draxler, Colin Dagba and Mitchel Bakker took to the pitch and Moise Kean, Thilo Kehrer and Abdou Diallo retired. Then Rafinha took Idrissa Gueye’s place.

He was able to sentence Lille in the absence of a quarter of an hour in a counterattack that ended with a pass from the American Timothy Weah to the Turkish Burak Yilmaz who shot and saved Keylor Navas.

Later Neymar and the Portuguese Tiago Djalo were expelled in the image that represented the frustration of Paris Saint Germain, who left the leadership.


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