PSG go one goal down at home, but Marquinos and Di María net late strikes to earn the hosts all three points!
After going down a goal at home during an under-par first-half, which drew whistles from the Parc des Princes home fans, Paris Saint-Germain’s stars pulled off another comeback home win. In the end, their 2-1 victory against defending Ligue 1 champs LOSC Lille, extended their lead at the top of the table in France.
Canadian international Jonathan David netted his eighth goal of the season, to earn a deserved half-time lead for Jocelyn Gourvennec’s visitors.
Then Ángel di María and Neymar turned on the class in the final 15 minutes to help PSG score twice. Di María lofted a perfect cross to captain Marquinhos to equalise, and then the Argentinian combined with Neymar to score the winner on 88 minutes.
The Parisian side pulled off the result without Kylian Mbappé, who was sitting up in the stands with an ear infection. Lionel Messi also had to be substituted at half-time with what was reported to be a muscle issue.
Defending Ligue 1 champions Lille will regret not adding more goals during a dominant first-half in which they created many decent opportunities.
PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma came up with a couple of important saves. Jonathan Ikone missed a great chance, and the Lille midfielders fluffed their passes at other vital moments.
PSG now have a comfortable 10-point lead over second-place Lens. Mauricio Pochettino’s outfit now look ahead to a UEFA Champions League midweek encounter at German side RB Leipzig.
Lille are now in 11th place, a distant 16 points from PSG. A defence of their Ligue 1 title now looks highly unlikely.