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Paris Saint Germain 2-0 Lille: French champions extend lead as Neymar returns

Mauro Icardi
Mauro Icardi has scored 10 goals in his last nine games for Paris St-Germain

Paris St-Germain welcomed Neymar back from injury as Thomas Tuchel's side defeated Lille to extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 11 points.

Brazil forward Neymar had been out of action since injuring his hamstring while on international duty in October.

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, on a season-long loan from Inter Milan, scored his 10th goal in nine games to put hosts PSG ahead after 17 minutes.

Angel di Maria doubled the advantage midway through the first half.

Julian Draxler missed a glorious opportunity to add a third for his side when put through on goal by Di Maria's pass in the second half, while Edinson Cavani scooped a shot over the crossbar in injury time.

Neymar, who has featured in just six games for PSG this season, provided moments of trickery and managed 65 minutes of action before being replaced by Kylian Mbappe.

Visitors Lille lost assistant coach Joao Sacramento to Tottenham following the appointment of Jose Mourinho this week, and were unable to hurt the French champions despite Lille midfielder Xeka forcing a good save from Keylor Navas in the opening minutes.

PSG will look to maintain their perfect Champions League group stage record away to Real Madrid on Tuesday (20:00 GMT).

Line-ups

PSG

  • 1Navas
  • 12MeunierBooked at 30minsSubstituted forDagbaat 65'minutes
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 3KimpembeBooked at 20mins
  • 14Bernat
  • 23Draxler
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 27Gueye
  • 11Di María
  • 18IcardiSubstituted forCavaniat 78'minutes
  • 10NeymarSubstituted forMbappéat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mbappé
  • 8Paredes
  • 9Cavani
  • 16Rico
  • 19Sarabia
  • 22Diallo
  • 31Dagba

Lille

  • 16Maignan
  • 17Zeki Çelik
  • 2Embaló Djaló
  • 6José Fonte
  • 4dos Santos Magalhães
  • 28Mandava
  • 21AndréSubstituted forYaziciat 78'minutes
  • 24Soumaré
  • 8da Silva RochaSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 61'minutes
  • 10IkonéSubstituted forRémyat 70'minutes
  • 11de Araújo Guimarães Neto

Substitutes

  • 1Jardim
  • 9Rémy
  • 12Yazici
  • 18Renato Sanches
  • 20Maia Alencar
  • 26Pied
  • 29Bradaric
Referee:
Willy Delajod
Attendance:
47,476

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamLille
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Lille 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Lille 0.

Attempt missed. José Fonte (Lille) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Yusuf Yazici with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Idrissa Gueye.

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Colin Dagba.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ángel Di María following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Bernat.

Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Loïc Rémy (Lille).

Attempt saved. Yusuf Yazici (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tiago Djaló.

Juan Bernat (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mehmet Zeki Çelik (Lille).

Offside, Lille. Yusuf Yazici tries a through ball, but Loïc Rémy is caught offside.

Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé.

Attempt missed. Yusuf Yazici (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Renato Sanches.

Attempt missed. Yusuf Yazici (Lille) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Renato Sanches.

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Yusuf Yazici replaces Benjamin André.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Edinson Cavani replaces Mauro Icardi.

Attempt saved. Loïc Rémy (Lille) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luiz Araújo.

Foul by Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain).

Tiago Djaló (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Julian Draxler tries a through ball, but Mauro Icardi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Loïc Rémy replaces Jonathan Ikoné.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Mike Maignan.

Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Colin Dagba replaces Thomas Meunier.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Kylian Mbappé replaces Neymar.

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain).

Renato Sanches (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Attempt blocked. Renato Sanches (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Renato Sanches replaces Xeka.

Attempt missed. Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mauro Icardi.

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

Attempt saved. Luiz Araújo (Lille) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luiz Araújo (Lille).

Attempt missed. Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a through ball.

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mehmet Zeki Çelik (Lille).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 22nd November 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG1411033082233
2Marseille136431617-122
3Angers136341716121
4Saint-Étienne136341517-221
5Montpellier135441410419
6Reims1354496319
7Lille145451815319
8Bordeaux135441815319
9Nantes136161112-119
10Rennes125341613318
11Monaco135352022-218
12Brest134541416-217
13Nice135261619-317
14Lyon134452013716
15Amiens134451720-316
16Strasbourg134361114-315
17Metz133461118-713
18Dijon13337714-712
19Toulouse133371525-1012
20Nîmes122551116-511
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