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Completely surpassed, PSG took a memorable spanking in the North

PSG lost heavily to Lille (5-1), in Ligue 1, on April 14, 2019. – FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP

Never Paris had taken such a slap in Ligue 1 since Qatar bought the club. Sunday in the North, Paris exploded (5-1). Strolled by his dolphin Lille, the club of the capital took a memorable spanking that prevents him from celebrating his eighth title of champion of France. If his coronation will wait another three days and a trip to Nantes, the image of the club is necessarily tainted by this defeat, a month after an exit without glory in
Champions League against Manchester.

Paris scattered way puzzle

If he wants to find excuses after this big spanking, Paris can still hide behind the facts of the game. While the infirmary is already full (Cavani, Neymar, Marquinhos, Di Maria), Thiago Silva (15th) and Thomas Miller (24th) went out on injury. An accumulation of physical glitches that did not help in the North. To this bad luck, we must add the early and direct expulsion of Bernat (36th) for having retained the arm of Pepe who went to the goal. At eleven against eleven, PSG had managed to quickly return to the score thanks to Bernat (11th) after a goal against his side Meunier (7th). But outnumbered, the mission became too complicated for Parisians who exploded in the second half to record their second loss in Ligue 1 this season.

Lille, a dolphin who throws

If nothing is official yet, it's hard to see how Losc will finish second this season. With eight points ahead of Lyon (3rd), the Nordic leap straight into the Champions League and it is well deserved. Impressive since the beginning of the season, the men of Christophe Galtier definitely marked the spirits with this demonstration of strength. For those who were still wondering about the legitimacy of this funny dolphin, the debate is closed. Solid defensively and ulltra-effective ahead, the Losc capsized Tuchel's men. Author of the second goal (51) and two assists on the fourth goal of Gabriel (71) and the fifth of Fonte (84), Nicolas Pepe has again marked the spirits. With 19 goals and 10 assists, he is the strongman of an attack that can also count on Bamba, author of the third goal (65th) and Ikoné, at the origin of three of the four goals before.

Magic night at Pierre Mauroy

A real opposition between the leader of Ligue 1 and his dolphin, an incredible scenario and a record attendance (49,712 spectators), the stadium Pierre-Mauroy lived an evening we will talk for a long time. It promises before returning to the Champions League next season. With Pepe? This seems highly unlikely, but tonight, Lille do not want to think about that.



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