Neymar was despatched off within the closing phases as PSG misplaced to Lille 1-0.© AFP
Neymar was despatched off late on as a limping Jonathan David scored the one purpose to offer Lille a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain of their Ligue 1 title showdown on Saturday, a consequence that strikes them three factors clear on the prime of the desk. Canadian striker David was scuffling with an ankle damage when he fired house within the twentieth minute. He was pressured off quickly after and got here out on crutches to observe the second half with heavy strapping the place he had been caught by Idrissa Gana Gueye. Without him Lille held on to beat PSG within the capital for the primary time in 1 / 4 of a century, with a irritating afternoon for the hosts summed up when Neymar was despatched off on the dying.
Neymar and Lille defender Tiago Djalo have been each proven second yellow playing cards and dismissed following an incident off the ball.
The consequence sees Lille take an enormous step in direction of a primary Ligue 1 title in a decade, simply earlier than the Qatari takeover of PSG which modified the face of French soccer.
It could be a outstanding achievement for the membership from France’s far north to pip the Parisians, who’ve received seven of the final eight league crowns and face Bayern Munich away within the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in midweek.
However Christophe Galtier’s Lille are three factors away from PSG with seven video games left, with Monaco one other level behind in third after beating Metz 4-0 earlier on Saturday.
Lyon are contenders too. They can reclaim third spot and go stage on factors with PSG by beating Lens later.
Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG had been fancied to go on and ease to a different league title after profitable 4-2 away in Lyon simply earlier than the latest worldwide break, however this consequence raises doubts about their credentials.
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