Ligue 1: PSG transfer into first place with slim win over Good as Lyon lose to Montpellier

Ligue 1: PSG transfer into first place with slim win over Good as Lyon lose to Montpellier

Lille want solely a draw at dwelling to mid-table Brest on Sunday to reclaim first place.

Ligue 1: PSG move into first place with narrow win over Nice as Lyon lose to Montpellier

Moise Kean (L) celebrates after scoring the winner for PSG. AP

Paris Saint-Germain took first place within the French league by scraping a 2-1 dwelling win towards Good, after which profited from Lyon’s shock 2-1 dwelling loss to Montpellier on Saturday.

However these outcomes left Lille needing solely a draw at dwelling to mid-table Brest on Sunday to reclaim first place.

Lyon had gained 5 straight video games, however fell behind within the nineteenth minute when Montpellier midfielder Teji Savanier latched onto an outstanding cross from striker Andy Delort.

Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta equalized seconds earlier than the interval, sweeping dwelling from shut vary after Houssem Aouar’s header was saved.

Savanier’s free kick halfway by the second half was poorly handled by Lyon’s protection, and substitute Elye Wahi scored.

Annoyed ahead Islam Slimani had two headers saved in stoppage time as Lyon pushed exhausting for an equalizer.

Earlier, defending champion PSG overcame an terrible blunder by central defender Marquinhos to win with a late Moise Kean objective.

Marquinhos was below no strain on the ball, however as an alternative of clearing it he handed left throughout the penalty space and Rony Lopes intercepted the ball and completed with a robust shot within the fiftieth minute.

Good striker Amine Gouiri hit the crossbar 10 minutes later after the guests sliced by PSG’s protection with ease — a worrying signal given it faces Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on Tuesday.

However with Good proper on prime, PSG scored towards the run of play when Kylian Mbappe crossed to the again publish and Mauro Icardi expertly volleyed a move to present Kean a straightforward header within the seventy fifth.

Julian Draxler capped a uncommon look with a objective to place PSG forward halfway by the primary half. The Germany winger slotted in from shut vary after Icardi slid to fulfill a cross and his shot bounced off the publish towards Draxler.

With PSG solely third within the league earlier than the sport, coach Mauricio Pochettino may sick afford to relaxation key gamers but additionally had to bear in mind the Champions League match towards Barcelona.

Neymar is out injured for the subsequent 4 weeks with an adductor harm, winger Angel Di Maria is nursing a thigh downside, and midfielder Marco Verratti is recovering from a bruised hip.

“Marco skilled as we speak, he is nonetheless feeling a little bit of ache,” Pochettino stated. “We’ll see how issues develop over the subsequent few days.”

There was one shiny spot, nevertheless. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas began after recovering from an adductor harm.

In Saturday’s different sport, sixth-placed Lens drew at struggling Reims 1-1.

Kosovo midfielder Arber Zeneli netted early for Reims and striker Florian Sotoca equalized within the second half.


Whereas Lille seeks an eighth straight win, Monaco can be in fantastic kind and might notch a ninth straight with a house win towards Seventeenth-place Lorient.

Lille’s protection has been rock-solid, permitting just one objective prior to now seven video games whereas Monaco has conceded 10 in eight matches.

Fourth-placed Monaco can be one level behind Lyon if it wins.

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