Lille Spank PSG to Delay Title Celebration

By Daily Sports on April 15, 2019

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Paris Saint Germain lost three players in the first half as their Ligue 1 title celebrations were postponed courtesy of a 5-1 defeat at Lille.

The champions, who needed only a point at the Stade Pierre Mauroy to clinch a second successive league crown, were comprehensively beaten by the team in second place, with PSG transfer target Nicolas Pepe amongst the scorers on a famous night for Lille.

The result marked a record defeat for the club under their Qatari ownership, which took charge of the club in 2011.

The champions fell behind after just seven minutes when Thomas Meunier put through his own goal.

Juan Bernat equalised soon after for Thomas Tuchel’s title-chasing visitors, but the wheels began to fall off for PSG when skipper Thiago Silva was forced off injured, to be replaced by Thilo Kehrer.

And things got worse for Tuchel when Meunier also had his evening ended before the break. Moussa Diaby was brought on in his place.

The champions’ horror first half was compounded when goalscorer Bernat was

dismissed ten minutes before half time.

The second half brought no respite. PSG fell behind shortly after the break when transfer target Pepe broke away to give the hosts the lead, as the champions were made to pay for their first-half travails against the team in second place.

Jonathan Bamba made it 3-1 with 25 minutes left to play, and Gabriel headed home Lille’s fourth minutes later to further compound the champions’ misery

Portugal defender Jose Fonte thumped home a header to make it five and round off the humiliation. (Goal)

•Photo shows Lille players 

Source Daily Sports

Posted April 15, 2019


 

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