Info

PSG

W D D W W

2 - 1

Lille

W D W D L
Competition
Ligue 1
Date
2 November 2018
Game week
12
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
47549

Goals

K. Mbappé (G) 70'
1 - 0
Neymar (G) 84' (assist by: K. Mbappé)
2 - 0
2 - 1
90' +3 N. Pépé (PG)

Commentary

Minute   Description
Will anyone be able to stop PSG? Lille have been their main challengers but came off second best, and the league leaders are now set to face Monaco after an important game against Napoli in the Champions League. Lille, meanwhile, will be aiming to get back to winning ways against Strasbourg next week.
90'+6 FULL-TIME: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 2-1 LILLE
90'+5 What a tackle! Diaby looks set to wrap up the win for PSG after rounding Maignan at the end of a quick counter-attack, but Soumaoro gets back and dispossesses the youngster at the last possible moment.
90'+3 GOAL! Pepe steps up and blasts a great strike past Buffon and into the top right-hand corner of the net.
90'+2 PENALTY! Lille have been handed a late opportunity to get back into the game after Kehrer nods the ball down on to his arm while trying to deal with a cross. A nervy finale is approaching for PSG...
90'+1 And the third is Rabiot, who takes the place of Verratti.
The second is Nsoki, with Marquinhos making way.
With the victory as good as theirs, PSG have decided to make a triple substitution. The first player to come on is Diaby, who replaces Bernat.
90' The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
88' PSG go incredibly close to make it 3-0 after Meunier storms into the Lille penalty area and pokes a pass across the face of goal, but it somehow evades everyone before being blasted away from danger by Celik.
86' Lille look understandably low on confidence after that goal, and they're struggling to get anywhere near the PSG half of the pitch. They surrender possession cheaply and allow the hosts to counter-attack, but an uncharacteristically poor shot from Mbappe sails well wide of the goal.
84' It's no surprise that Mbappe set up Neymar. The young forward has been in excellent form tonight and has now been involved in 15 goals in eight Ligue 1 games. What a record!
GOAL! Neymar makes it 2-0! PSG have been the better team since the half-time break and now have all three points safely under their belts thanks to the Brazilian, who beats Maignan with a deflected strike from the edge of the penalty area.
82' Soumare has come on to replace Xeka for the visitors.
80' Neymar holds up the ball deep down the left wing before bursting past Celik and into the penalty area. He then manages to get a shot away, but it takes a slight deflection off Jose Fonte and into the side-netting.
78' Lille push forward on a rare attacking move but quickly lose possession, allowing PSG to counter-attack. The hosts fail to make the opportunity count, though, as they cheaply lose the ball just outside of the penalty area.
76' Lille have made a second alteration, with Ikone making way for Araujo.
74' Lille are running out of time to find an equaliser and are struggling to get anywhere near the ball. PSG have dominated possession since the break and are continuing to pile bodies forward in search of a second goal.
70' GOAL! There it is! It's taken them over two-thirds of the game but PSG have finally found a way in front, with Mbappe curling a wonderful strike into the corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area.
68' Di Maria is the latest PSG player to cut inside from out wide and try to pick out a team-mate in the middle of the box, but, like Meunier a few minutes ago, he puts too much power behind his pass and fails to find anyone.
64' Meunier makes good progress down the right flank before swinging a dangerous cross into the middle of the visitors' box, but it's slightly overhit and can't find the head of three of his team-mates.
62' Mbappe makes a quick run through the Lille defence and towards the byline, but it's a slightly mistimed one and the linesman's flag is raised as soon as he latches on to the ball.
60' 15 minutes into the second half and Lille have barely touched the ball inside the PSG half of the pitch. The home side are comfortably on top as they pile plenty of bodies forward, but they're yet to find the back of the net and are being continually frustrated by their hard-working opponents.
58' Neymar takes Maignan by surprise with a quickly taken curling corner, but luckily for the Lille goalkeeper the shot is slightly mishit and instead flies into the side-netting.
56' The yellow card is out once again, and this time it's Celik who receives one after cynically pulling Neymar's arm after being beaten by the Brazilian out wide.
55' Mendes steps up and sends a looping cross into the heart of the PSG box, but he fails to pick out a team-mate in front of goal and instead finds the head of Silva.
54' Verratti goes to ground and catches Pepe with a mistimed sliding challenge, leaving the referee with no choice but to show the Italian a yellow card.
53' Lille have made their first substitution of the game, with the ineffectual Leao making way for Rui Fonte.
Bernat holds up the ball deep down the left flank as PSG push forward on yet another attacking move. He then pokes a pass through to Neymar, but the Brazilian's run forward is slightly mistimed and the linesman's flag is raised.
51' Huge opportunity for PSG to take the lead! Meunier squeezes into the visitors' penalty area and sends a deft pass over to the far post. It looks set to find Mbappe, but the striker can't quite latch on to the ball and Lille hold on once again.
50' Vital block by Soumaoro! The centre-back, who has been excellent tonight, sticks out a foot and manages to stop Neymar from latching on to a Bernat cross on the edge of the six-yard box.
48' Neymar breaks into the left-hand side of the Lille penalty area after being left in a pocket of space, but he takes slightly too long trying to tee up Mbappe and is eventually dispossessed by Ballo-Toure.
46' As was the case at the start of the first half, it hasn't taken long for the refere to go to his pocket, with Mendes receiving a yellow card for a foul during the build-up to an early PSG attack.
We're underway once again!
The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
Lille will certainly be pleased with how things are going, as they are well in this tie. They've made a nuisance of themselves on the counter-attack, but like their opponents they need to do better in front of goal if they're to find the back of the net after the break.
It's been a frustrating game so far for PSG, who have seen plenty of the ball but haven't carved out a great deal of chances. Those they have created haven't been put away, with Di Maria in particular missing a really good opportunity to fire his side into the lead when one-on-one with the impressive Maignan.
45'+2 HALF-TIME: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 0-0 LILLE
45'+1 Neymar makes good progress down the left wing as PSG try to carve out one final chance on goal before the half-time break, but he's closed down and dispossessed by Celik, bringing an end to the first half.
45' Neymar twists and turns as he weaves his way through a group of Lille defenders. He then knocks a deflected pass over to Mbappe, who immediately shoots but has his effort brilliantly blocked by Soumaoro.
43' Leao is able to squeeze through the middle of the PSG back line before breaking into the penalty area and shooting, but he puts too much power behind his strike and fails to trouble Buffon.
41' PSG keep increasing the pressure as they pile bodies forward. This time it's Bernat who breaks into the box and crosses, but Ballo-Toure does well to get on the end of it ahead of Meunier.
39' Vital save by Maignan! PSG think they've taken the lead after Di Maria's clever corner almost sneaks in it at the near post, but Maignan is just about able to push it away at the last possible moment.
37' Bernat darts down the left wing and is pushed to the groiund by Celik, resulting in a free kick for PSG in a decent position. Neymar's cross into the box is a poor one, though, and it fails to find a team-mate before bouncing over to the opposite flank.
31' A deep cross is fired over towards Bernat, who latches onto the ball and knocks it to Meunier. The Belgian rises high and tries to tee up the onrushing Mbappe, but Maignan rushes out to deal with the danger.
29' Meunier goes close! Space opens up for Mbappe on the counter-attack after Lille surrender possession. He sprints towards the box before setting up Meunier, who quickly shoots but puts far too much power behind his effort and sends it over the crossbar.
27' Mbappe twists and turns over on the left-hand side of the Lille penalty area as he closed down by Mendes and Celik. He then tries to skip past the latter before throwing himself to the ground, and the referee immediately tells him to get back to his feet.
25' Meunier is left in acres of space out wide, allowing him to cut inside and find Mbappe. The striker spins and tries to set up Di Maria to shoot, but the Argentine's first touch is poor and denies him the chance to do so.
21' Neymar is dispossessed firmly but fairly on the edge of the Lille penalty area, allowing the visitors to quickly counter-attack. Pepe gets forward well before sending the ball over to Bamba, who gets it stuck under his feet and can't get a shot away.
20' Pepe steps up and swings a cross into the heart of the PSG box, but Silva is easily able to get above the Lille players camped in front of goal before heading the ball to safety.
19' Pepe twists and turns over on the right flank before being clattered into by Bernat, resulting a yellow card for the PSG wing-back and a free kick for Lille in a very promising position.
15' Lille try to carve out another chance on goal as they continue to enjoy a decent spell of possession, but Pepe is closed down after cutting inside from the right flank and ends up sending a wayward attempted cross over the heads of his team-mates.
13' Lille string together a series of good passes as they start to show more attacking intent. A pass is deflected over to the left-hand side of the PSG box and towards Bamba, who quickly shoots but sends a poorly hit effort well wide of the goal.
11' Mbappe goes close! A throw in is quickly sent to Mbappe, who pulls off a one-two with Neymar before firing a low shot just a yard or two wide of the far post.
10' Vital tackle by Soumaoro! Neymar spins away from Fonte with ease before sending another throughball into the path of Mbappe, but this time it's Soumaoro who pulls off a well-timed sliding interception to dispossess the forward.
8' The first chance of the game comes with eight minutes on the clock, but it's from the visitors rather than PSG. Xeka finds himself in space in the middle of the pitch and charges forward before unleashing a low shot that's comfortably held by Buffon.
7' Neymar touches the ball for the first time after a sloppy piece of play from Lille. He spins quickly and tries to find Mbappe with a throughball, but his pass is overhit and easily collected by Celik.
5' Another good run from Di Maria down the right wing sees the Argentine heads towards the byline before taking on Ballo-Toure, but this time the defender stands firm and denies him a way into the box.
3' Di Maria progresses down the right flank once again before cutting on to his left foot and crossing. His pass into the penalty area is underhit, though, and the visitors are easily able to clear the danger.
1' Well, that didn't take long! With 35 seconds on the clock, Ballo-Toure cynically drags Di Maria to the ground after being beaten by the winger out wide and leaves the referee with no choice but to book him.
We're off! It's PSG who get us underway.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
Lille substitutes: Adam Jakubech, Rui Fonte, Luiz Araujo, Thiago Maia, Kouadio Dabila, Boubakary Soumare, Jeremy Pied.
Lille XI (4-2-3-1): Mike Maignan; Fode Ballo-Toure, Adama Soumaoro, Jose Fonte, Mehmet Celik; Thiago Mendes, Xeka; Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Ikone, Jonathan Bamba; Rafael Leao.
Paris Saint-Germain substitutes: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Lassana Diarra, Christopher Nkunku, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Diaby, Stanley Nsoki, Alphonse Areola.
Paris Saint-Germain XI (3-4-3): Gianluigi Buffon; Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Thilo Kehrer; Thomas Meunier, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler, Juan Bernat; Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar.
There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up today…
PSG were victorious in a tough edition of Le Classique last time out, but if anybody’s going to get the better of them this season, you feel it could be Lille. Christophe Galtier’s side have enjoyed their best start to a league campaign since 1952 with 25 points from 11 games, and while their record against PSG is poor, today could finally see them win in the capital if they’re at their very best.
Despite Lille’s impressive run of form, the gap between PSG and a small pool of challengers seems to be getting wider, and the Parisiens already look well placed to go unbeaten throughout the whole season for the first time in their history. They’re currently scoring goals for fun, with all of their domestic opponents so far losing by at least two when facing them.
Tonight’s clash brings together the current top two sides in French football, although even at this relatively early stage of the season eight points already separate them. Domestically, PSG have been in fantastic form since the start of the campaign and are yet to drop a point, while their opponents head to the capital with eight wins from 11 games.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today’s Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille at the Parc des Princes.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
G. Buffon
2
Thiago Silva
4
T. Kehrer
5
A. Soumaoro
5
Marquinhos
6
M. Verratti
6
José Fonte
7
K. Mbappé
7
Rafael Leão
8
Xeka
10
Neymar
11
Á. Di María
12
J. Ikoné
12
T. Meunier
14
Juan Bernat
14
J. Bamba
16
M. Maignan
17
M. Çelik
19
N. Pépé
23
Thiago Mendes
23
J. Draxler
25
F. Ballo
10
11
24
25
27
34
C
C
C

Substitutes

Additional info

Referee
F. Letexier
Assistants
C. Mugnier
Fourth official
W. Lavis

Match Stats

PSG Lille
51 Attacks (Dangerous) 32
8 Corners 0
16 Fouls 11
12 Free Kicks 19
3 Goal Kicks 12
3 Offsides 1
3 Shots (blocked) 1
9 Shots (off target) 3
4 Shots (on target) 2
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
15 Throw Ins 16

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
116+3944
218+1134
317+931
416+1229
517+327
616+426
717-226
818-325
918+523
1017+223
1117-223
1216+021
1316+020
1416-218
1516-1018
1617-1216
1717-1416
1817-714
1917-1113
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Parc des Princes

Name:
Parc des Princes 
City:
Paris 
Capacity:
47929