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Ligue 1
3 February 2018
Game week
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45' +1 Yuri (G)
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77' Neymar (G)
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87' G. Lo Celso (G) (assist by: L. Diarra)


Minute   Description
PSG go 11 points clear again at the top of Ligue 1, while Lille's struggles continue. That's all from this one. Thanks for joining us and, until next time, goodbye!
After the break, PSG gradually gained control and Neymar's wonderful free-kick deservedly doubled the lead. It was three when Lo Celso lifted a beautiful chip into the net.
PSG cruise to a 3-0 win that looked unlikely for 45 minutes. Lille fought hard and attacked at pace, but they were undone by Yuri's opener - Cavani having played a role in the build-up from an offside position.
90'+4 FULL-TIME: Lille 0 PSG 3
90'+3 Neymar beats three men on the right and gets in, but the play is called back for an apparent foul on El Ghazi. There is little in that.
90'+2 PSG appear content to keep the ball in their half as the game winds down.
90'+1 SAVE! Cavani almost gets in on the act! Maignon blocks well as the forward meets Yuri's cross with a low finish. El Ghazi blazes over at the other end as Lille look to counter.
There are three minutes of stoppage time to be played as PSG go back on the attack...
90' CLOSE! Almost a consolation! Junior Alonso thumps a strike narrowly wide. Good hit.
89' Still Lille push. El Ghazi's cross is nodded away. The first goal - surely offside - killed the hosts and they have struggled in the second half.
87' Diarra collects his first assist with PSG. Lo Celso ignored the option of a team-mate in space on the left to go for goal. It came off and then some.
GOAL! This is tough on Lille, but Lo Celso has added a wonderful, wonderful third. The midfielder lifts a gorgeous chip over the goalkeeper and into the top-left corner from the edge of the box. 0-3.
86' Lille have defended so well for so long, but they are flagging now. PSG are attacking again and again, with the hosts scrambling. Cavani turns the latest in a series of corners well wide.
85' SUB! And PSG's last change now. Verratti is replaced by Nkunku.
84' PSG are almost in again. Neymar attracts defender to him and spots Cavani in space in the area, but his cute pass is poorly executed. Dabila clears.
83' Great defending! PSG counter, Verratti feeds Neymar, but the Brazilian is closed out by Junior Alonso. Goal-kick. PSG soon have the ball back.
82' Areola saves comfortably from a shot from distance. PSG have taken their foot off the gas, but Lille look incapable of forging a genuine opening.
81' SUB! Bissouma makes way in Lille's final change, with Thiago Maia on.
80' Lille keep pushing, though. Pepe is offside and so PSG can recover as Luiz Araujo looked set to test Areola.
78' That goal has stunned the crowd. Areola claims a Lille cross from the left, but it is hard to see the hosts mustering a comeback from here.
77' GOAL! He gets it right this time! What a hit. Neymar whips the free-kick over the wall and back on Maignan, picking out the top-left corner. 0-2.
76' Another foul in a key area! Dabila chops at Cavani's ankles. Just 20 yards from goal, Neymar is to take again.
75' That's worse than Neymar's. The ball sails over the crossbar.
74' YELLOW! Junior Alonso goes into the book as he trips Neymar. It's a free-kick from a long way out, but Dani Alves fancies this...
73' Pepe thinks he's in for Lille, streaking away from the PSG back line, but the flag goes up. Good line from the visitors.
72' SUB! Another defensive change for PSG, with Meunier replacing Di Maria.
71' OVER! After a delay, Neymar finally steps up. It's a woeful effort for a player of his quality. Well over the crossbar.
69' Thiago Mendes and Junior Alonso combine to trip Verratti. Free-kick in a dangerous area for PSG...
68' Brilliant from Diarra! He escapes the attentions of two Lille players and feeds Neymar. The Brazilian in turn finds Cavani, but a poor cross is over the head of Di Maria.
66' SUB! Ponce is off for Lille as they chase a goal. On comes Luiz Araujo.
Dabila has had a fine game and he forces Cavani wide and out of play. The Uruguayan beat his man, but could not reach his touch after a sliding lunge from Dabila.
64' SUB! Diarra is back in Ligue 1. He replaces Pastore for his league debut at PSG.
63' Pastore teases the Lille defence with a couple of neat turns, before laying the ball off for Lo Celso to gather. Lille clear and Ponce harries Marquinhos, but the PSG defender again shows his class to bring the ball away. Bissouma has the next foray and he's stopped.
62' After wasted crosses from Dani Alves and Neymar at one end, Amadou wins the ball for Pepe to deliver. His centre is more dangerous, but Marquinhos covers well.
61' Yuri has perhaps had more joy than Neymar on the left, with the Brazilian drawing players away. That is again the case as the full back gets in, but his cross is tame and intercepted.
60' SAVE! Well held by Maignon from Cavani's flicked header. It comes from Di Maria's corner, won by Dani Alves on the right.
59' Cavani slips in the box at one end and then Lille attack, Thiago Mendes shooting high over the crossbar. Lille continue to match their esteemed opponents, despite the painful goal late in the first half.
58' BLOCK! El Ghazi forces a corner on the right and a smart set-piece routine sees him drill the ball out to the edge of the box. A low shot is goalbound until it reaches a crowd of players in front of Areola. PSG clear.
57' SUB! Mendyl started brightly, but he's off and Pepe, an attacking option, is on.
56' YELLOW! A bizarre booking for Verratti. Dabila carries the ball out of defence for Lille, before the Italian dives in to intercept with his hands.
55' Ponce has looked to break a couple of times following PSG corners, but he is struggling without support. After beating Verratti a first time, and then Dani Alves, the Italian gets back to win the ball.
SAVE! Good stop, Maignon! Neymar shimmies out to the right and drives for the top-right corner. The goalkeeper parries well.
54' The PSG captain is back on his feet and the visitors attack again, keeping the ball with ease now.
53' Thiago Silva, who missed the Rennes game with injury, is down. This is a concern for PSG, with key Champions League games against Real Madrid coming up.
52' The ball is largely being kept in the middle third right now, with the two sides trading tackles. Bissouma bursts forward and Lo Celso superbly intercepts. It's scrappy.
50' El Ghazi does really well to carry the ball forward on the right, beating a couple of players and then looking for Ponce. The forward is not alert, though, and allows Thiago Silva to win the ball back. Poor from Ponce.
49' El Ghazi's second set-piece is poor and Neymar leads a counter. Di Maria holds the ball up superbly for Neymar to join him on the overlap, but the Brazilian again attempts a flick in the box and loses possession.
48' SAVE! What an effort! El Ghazi hammers a strike towards the top-left corner and Areola has to get across to make a strong save. Corner.
Lille push forward on the left - as they did early in the game - before Thiago Mendes takes up possession in the middle. He wins a free-kick in a central position around 40 yards from goal...
47' Neymar lifts a pass into Pastore and looks to take the return, but misses his touch in the area and Lille clear. PSG are on top at the start of this second half.
46' KICK-OFF: Cavani and PSG get us back under way.
The players are back out on the pitch. Can Lille fight back and get a result here? They arguably deserve at least a point after a superb first half. They trail 1-0.
We will bring you all of the second half action shortly...
So Yuri's low effort in the 46th minute proves the difference at the interval. PSG have had to work hard for their lead.
The Lille coaches are furious as they head in for the break, confronting the officials. After a determined first-half display, that clearly offside goal is a bitter pill to swallow.
45'+1 HALF-TIME: Lille 0 PSG 1
GOAL! Yuri strikes and it's a heartbreaker for Lille on the stroke of half-time! It is a contentious goal, too, with Cavani offside as he challenges with Junior Alonso, forcing the ball Yuri's way. He slams an effort on target and it slips under Maignon. 0-1.
44' And now Dabila denies Neymar, diving in front of a low shot. Pastore hammers the rebound over the crossbar.
Amadou tackles Neymar and then bursts past a couple of challenges. He runs out of steam and Verratti attacks, but Neymar is again halted. This time by Thiago Mendes. Frantic.
42' Good take from Areola! PSG lose the ball after a short corner, won on the right, and Ponce leads a break. Momentum slows after he cuts inside from the left, but Thiago Mendes finds Dabila, who crosses. Areola gets there ahead of Ponce.
41' Dabila has had a good first half for Lille and he forces Lo Celso to run the ball behind. A young home side are battling hard out there.
40' Lille are getting half-chances, but they might be a little concerned that PSG are starting to find space, too. The visitors attack again and again.
39' CHANCE! What a miss from Cavani! Dani Alves breathes a sigh of relief at one end when Thiago Mendes cannot punish his failure to clear, and PSG then break. Cavani is in and looks certain to score, but drives high and wide. An awful effort for a player of his calibre.
38' The game is a little stretched. Maignon cuts out a PSG through ball, but his throw finds only Thiago Silva. Pastore eventually crosses and Lille just about clear.
37' The flag goes up against Cavani as he gets onto the end of Neymar's cross and squares for Di Maria. PSG cannot find the net regardless.
36' Great recovery from Lo Celso! Mendyl gets in behind again on the left, but the PSG midfielder shows his pace to catch his opponent and knock the ball away.
35' WIDE! Neymar takes this set-piece and finds Dani Alves on the edge of the box. He catches the ball sweetly on the volley, but it flies wide.
And another one! Junior Alonso crucially nods a dangerous delivery behind.
34' Good defending by Dabila, swooping in front of Cavani from Di Maria's cross. It's another corner...
33' Maignan easily gathers the corner. He bowls the ball out and Lille attack. Mendyl is closed out by Dani Alves when the move reaches the corner flag on the left, however.
32' El Ghazi crosses from the right but finds no-one, allowing PSG to move forward. Di Maria's cross seeks out Cavani, but Amadou recovers to knock the ball behind.
31' There are appeals for handball in the Lille box as Di Maria crosses, but no call comes and Lille push on again. The home side are well in this game right now.
30' WIDE! Poor from Ponce! Fine play again from Amadou, who wins the ball and pushes it on to Ponce. The forward has support and space to run into, but opts to shoot from 30 yards and drags an effort well wide.
29' CLOSE! Lille are quickly back on the attack and Amadou comes so close! He shapes an effort from just outside the area and it just misses the right-hand post. It was a fairly tame shot, but Areola was scrambling after it.
SAVE! Pastore has a go from wide on the left, but it is an easy save for the Lille keeper.
28' Another foul on Neymar. PSG look to take the free-kick quickly and Cavani is in, but the referee pulls play back to speak to Bissouma. No cards yet.
27' BLOCK! All it takes is one long pass. Neymar dummies the ball for Cavani to shoot, but a brave block forces the forward wide. A cross runs behind. That move shows just how easily PSG's star men can snap into action.
26' Lille are defending well. PSG predictably continue to enjoy more of the ball, but there has been little goalmouth action. That will suit the hosts.
24' SAVE! Maignan parries Di Maria's drive away. A lovely pass from Verratti found the Argentine in space, but a powerful shot was too close to the goalkeeper, who then dashes over to prevent the corner on the left.
23' Like Cavani, Ponce is anonymous. He chases after a long ball, but Marquinhos is there first. That is all it has been for the Lille front man so far.
El Ghazi sets off on a winding dribble from the right for Lille, before running into trouble and playing the ball backwards. PSG force a throw-in as Edgar Ie cannot reach Amadou's rushed pass.
22' Cavani has seen little of the ball. Neymar looks to supply him with a neat flick, but a Lille defender intercepts. The hosts can attack now.
21' Neymar goes down again on the left for PSG, this time winning a free-kick. The visitors look to take a patient approach and build from the back, but Lille are working hard to push them back.
20' Lille can be very happy with this first 20 minutes. They are crowding out PSG's key players and then breaking in numbers. Mendyl's effort is the game's best so far.
19' PSG clear the initial delivery and the ball eventually breaks to Bissouma. His effort is high and wide.
18' SAVE! Areola denies Mendyl! Bissouma brilliantly plays El Ghazi in behind Yuri, with the subsequent cross deflected through to Mendyl. A low drive is parried at the near post. Corner.
17' Dani Alves' long, driven pass picks out Cavani in the area. His touch is poor and Edgar Ie clears. The PSG man must do better.
16' It looks as though Dabila might have caught Neymar in the face as he made the challenge, but there did not appear to be a great deal in it. The Brazilian is back on his feet.
15' Neymar goes down dramatically in the box, having seemingly been tackled fairly. He stays down and PSG's attack slows to a halt. The home fans are not happy with the theatrics.
14' Mendyl is the star for Lille so far, making just his third league start. His latest centre is easily claimed by Areola, though.
13' Awful from Di Maria! Neymar picks out Verratti in a shooting position, but he instead opts for a pass. Cavani intervenes and slips Di Maria through on his right foot. Clearly lacking confidence on his weaker side, the Argentine prefers a cross and cannot pick out Yuri. That was a chance.
12' Lovely skill from Mendyl to nutmeg Di Maria, bringing the crowd to its feet, but his next touch runs into Dani Alves. PSG recover.
10' Yuri gets in on the left from Neymar's pass and goes to ground under pressure in the area. Appeals for a penalty are tentative at best, however, and Lille have a goal kick.
9' CLOSE! The first effort of the game comes from Neymar, and it is not too far away from finding the top-right corner. Driving inside from the left, he whips a strike just over the top. The goalkeeper was rooted.
Thiago Mendes drives Lille forward and El Ghazi slips Dabila in on the overlap, but his centre from the byline is poor and over his team-mates in the middle.
8' Having moved the ball around the midfield with little success, Lille go long through Amadou. The pass is inaccurate, though, and possession is wasted.
7' A pair of crosses from the PSG left - from Yuri and Verratti - are easily dealt with, allowing Lille to counter. El Ghazi cannot pick out a team-mate and the move dies.
6' PSG look to be attempting to exploit the space left when Lille attack on the left. Di Maria is quickly crowded out, though.
4' Di Maria goes short and Ballo-Toure wins the ball back. PSG recover and Neymar goes down under a challenge on the touchline.
Corner to PSG, as Di Maria's cross is nodded behind. The Argentina will take...
3' Lille's attacks are all coming down the left. They evade the PSG press and the pairing of Ballo-Toure and Mendyl run at the visitors again. An offside flag allows PSG to escape.
2' PSG enjoy some possession of their own, but there are no chances as of yet.
1' Good start from the hosts! Mendyl gets forward on the left and crosses, forcing Thiago Silva into a clearance. Lille keep the pressure on.
KICK-OFF: Ponce gets us started for Lille.
And here come the players! We are just a couple of minutes from kick-off.
The teams are in the tunnel. There is a big crowd in for this one, with Lille battling relegation. Can they halt the rampant table-toppers?
PSG were 3-1 winners in the reverse fixture in December. Di Maria, Pastore and Mbappe were all on the scoresheet, along with Lille's El Ghazi.
There is news of note in the home line-up, too, with Amadou captaining the side despite an expected move to Crystal Palace falling through on transfer deadline day.
PSG's record scorer Cavani replaces the suspended Mbappe, while Areola, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva and Lo Celso are also in - the latter replacing Adrien Rabiot, who is unavailable with a hip injury.
Subs: Kevin Trapp, Presnel Kimpembe, Thomas Meunier, Layvin Kurzawa, Stanley N'Soki, Lassana Diarra, Christopher Nkunku.
PSG (4-3-3): Alphonse Areola, Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Yuri Berchiche, Marco Verratti, Giovani Lo Celso, Javier Pastore, Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani, Neymar.
Subs: Kouakou Koffi, Fares Bahlouli, Nicolas Pepe, Thiago Maia, Imad Faraj, Luiz Araujo, Boubakary Soumare.
Lille (4-1-4-1): Mike Maignan, Kouadio Dabila, Edgar Ie, Junior Alonso, Fode Ballo-Toure, Ibrahim Amadou, Anwar El Ghazi, Yves Bissouma, Thiago Mendes, Hamza Mendyl, Ezequiel Ponce.
So let's get the team news...
Unai Emery's men will now be without Mbappe today, but they have lost just twice in Ligue 1 this season and can restore an 11-point gap at the summit with victory - Florian Thauvin having inspired second-placed Marseille to three points yesterday.
The visiting league leaders survived a late scare in midweek as, following Kylian Mbappe's red card, they scraped to a 3-2 Coupe de la Ligue semi-final win at Rennes.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary as Paris Saint-Germain travel to Lille in Ligue 1!


Thiago Silva
J. Alonso
M. Verratti
I. Amadou
A. El Ghazi
E. Ponce
E. Cavani
Á. Di María
Edgar Ié
A. Areola
M. Maignan
G. Lo Celso
Y. Bissouma
Thiago Mendes
F. Ballo
H. Mendyl
J. Pastore
Dani Alves
K. Dabila

Additional info

J. Hamel
Y. Boutry
Fourth official
G. Paradis

Match Stats

Lille PSG
45 Attacks (Dangerous) 65
3 Corners 9
11 Fouls 4
7 Free Kicks 15
15 Goal Kicks 7
4 Offsides 3
1 Shots (blocked) 2
6 Shots (off target) 8
4 Shots (on target) 6
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
15 Throw Ins 19

Regular Season

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Stade Pierre-Mauroy 
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