The result took Lille to the isolated leadership of the Frenchman. Coach Christophe Galtier’s team has 66 points, three more than vice-leader PSG. Before the game, the Paris team was on the edge due to the tiebreaker criterion.
This was Neymar’s first match as a starter after returning from injury. He stayed a month away and returned to the team in the victory against Lyon, but left the bench at the time.
Early in the game today, Neymar tried to finish the volley and sent it out. PSG continued to insist on the attack, but it was Lille who opened the scoring. After 20 minutes, the visitors made a speed run on the right. Jonathan David received in front of the goal and kicked hard. The ball still deflected in the marking before entering. The goal touched the PSG players, who reduced the attacks in the attack, and Lille went to the break with the advantage of 1 to 0.
The second stage started with a yellow card for Neymar. The Brazilian got angry with an opponent’s scoring, put his hand on his rival’s face and ended up punished with the card.
PSG went on to attack more in the sequence, but Lille also worked hard on the counterattack. Goalkeeper Maignan saved shots from Di María and Neymar. The PSG Brazilian still headed out later. On the other side, Navas stopped Bamba and Yilmaz’s submission.
In the final minutes, Neymar was expelled. The Brazilian got angry after a ball dispute and pushed Djaló off the field while trying to catch the ball from the opponent’s hands. Shirt 10 received the second yellow card and, consequently, the red one. The Lille player was also sent off in the move.
PSG now leave the French side behind and visit Bayern Munich next Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. Next Saturday, the Paris team will face Strasbourg, away from home, with the Frenchman. The day before, Lille visits Metz.
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