Lille hammer 'beginners' PSG as they close in on the Champions League

Lille hammer 'beginners' PSG as they close in on the Champions League

15-Apr-2019 12:30:07 | The Guardian

This time last season Lille were second bottom. Now they are second only to PSG at the top of the table

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

Stade Louis-Dugauguez, Sedan, December 2000. Laurent Robert scores PSG’s only goal as they lose 5-1 to Sedan, who now play in the fourth tier. On Sunday night, nearly two decades later, Lille became the latest team to put five goals past PSG in a Ligue 1 fixture. While the scoreline was an unfamiliar one, it was the type of defeat PSG know only too well.

Lille put PSG under pressure from the start. Xeka’s flicked header rebounded off Thomas Meunier and into the next to give Lille the lead and, although Juan Bernat swiftly responded with the equaliser, PSG appeared brittle in what was a fraught and open game. After Bernat was dismissed for bringing down Nicolas Pépé, the second half was a riot.

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