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PSG won against Lille on Friday in the 12th day of Ligue 1 thanks to Neymar who, criticized in recent weeks for his performances, has dominated the game.
PSG snatched an unexpected victory against Lille (2-1), Friday, October 29, during the 12th day of Ligue 1, thanks to a goal in the 88th minute from Angel di Maria.
After Lyon (2-1), Metz (2-1) and Angers (2-1), here is once again that the Parisians flee in the last moments.
A great Neymar
Neymar, criticized in recent weeks for his disappointing performance (only 1 goal, from the penalty spot), played the leading role in an evening under the sign of the phoenix.
“The criticisms are normal. I have been playing football for fifteen years, that leaves me indifferent, reacted the superstar at the microphone of Prime Video. I do what I can for my team on the field.”
The Brazilian initiated the tempo of the Parisian “remorada” with his dribbling and his self-sacrifice in pressing, facing Lille wrestling at the end of the match. The ultras even sang “thank you Neymar” after the 2-1 goal: the decisive pass was signed “Ney”.
Earlier (74th), Marquinhos equalized on a service from Di Maria, the other great man of the evening, who had his 108th assist, a club record. But the championship leader also experienced enormous difficulties in imposing his game, especially in the first period, ended under the whistles, justified, spectators.
Disappointment for Lille
Lille, which opened the scoring by Jonathan David (31st), can feed some regrets, as the opportunities for a break were numerous. But the defending champion still lacked realism, his big flaw this season, and goes on a third consecutive game without winning.
Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men, tenth, could find themselves in the second part of the table at the end of the day. His Parisian counterpart, Mauricio Pochettino, can continue to work rather calmly, before a decisive Champions League match in Leipzig on Wednesday.
Messi replaced at half-time
Star striker Lionel Messi was replaced “as a precaution” by coach Mauricio Pochettino at half-time in the match.
“I replaced him as a precaution, with the advice of the medical staff. We believe that he will be available for the game in Leipzig,” said the Argentine technician after the meeting.
On Thursday, the player suffered from muscle discomfort which deprived him of collective training.