October 30, 2021 || 11:02 am

PSG vs. LOSC Lille result: Lionel Messi subbed at halftime, but PSG comes back to win

PSG did it again. Aft’er goin’g down a goal at hom’e dur’ing a ‘subpar 1st ha”lf whi’ch dre’w whistles from the Parc des Princes suppor’ters, PSG’s sta’rs pulled off anoth:er co:me-from-behind home win, 2-1 aga:inst def:ending Ligue 1 cham:ps LOSC Li:lle, exte:nding its lead atop the: stand:ings in Fra’nce.

Canad’ian interna’tional Jona’than David sco’red his league-lead’ing eighth goal of the sea’son for a deser’ved hal’ftime lead for visiting Lille. Then An’gel Di Maria and Ney’mar tur’ned on the clas’s in the final 15 mi’nutes to help PSG score twice. Di Maria lofted a perfect cross to capt’ain Marq’uinhos to equalize, and the’n Di Maria comb’ined w’ith Ney’mar on a wall pass and conv’erted the win’ner in the 88th m’inute.


The Pari’sian si’de pul’led off the result witho’ut Kylian Mbappe (ear infection), who w’as sitting up in the stands, a’nd th’en without Lionel Messi, who came off at halftime with what was repo’rted to be a mu’scle iss’ue.


PSG (10-1-1, 31 p’oints) has a comfortable 10-point le’ad over second-place Lens, which has a game in ha’nd. The P’arisians next look ahead to a UE’FA Champions League gr’oup stage match at German side RB Leipz’ig in midweek, but ma’nager Mauricio Pochettino will st’ill come under heavy scru’tiny. P’SG is still not playing well, relyi’ng on its supers’tars t’ime and again to bail it out of sticky situat’ions.

Defending Ligu’e 1 cham’ps Lille will regret not add’ing more goals in a dominant first hal’f in which it created mult”iple opportunities in transit’ion. Itali’an goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumm’a came up with a couple of big saves, Jona’than Ikone missed another, and the midfielders flub’bed the p’asses in other mo’ments. Lille is now in 11th place, a d’istant 16 p’oints from PSG. A defense of the title looks farfetch’ed a’t this point.





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