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Lille 5-1 PSG: Defeat halts PSG title celebrations

Discussion in 'French League' started by No1 Man Utd fan, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. No1 Man Utd fan

    No1 Man Utd fan New Member

    Paris Saint-Germain's wait to clinch the Ligue 1 title will go on another week after they were thrashed 5-1 by Lille.

    The table toppers crumbled at Stade Pierre-Mauroy as second-placed Lille postponed their visitors' title celebrations by inflicting an emphatic 5-1 victory after Juan Bernat was sent off.

    PSG could have won the title last week but failed to do so after drawing 2-2 at home to Strasbourg.That draw featured one of the worst misses of all-time from Maxim Coupo-Moting.

    They went into their game against second-placed Lille on Sunday knowing that a point would be enough. But the visitors fell behind after just seven minutes.

    A single point at the Stade Pierre Mauroy would have sufficed for the champions to wrap up a second title in two years, but their night fell apart in spectacular fashion followign a first half in which they lost three of their starting XI.

    PSG remain 17 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and will be expected to wrap up the title against Nantes in midweek, but Lille enjoyed one night of swaggering dominance as they strengthened their grip on second place.
     

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