Lille hold wasteful Paris Saint-Germain to goalless stalemate in Ligue 1


By: Reuters |

December 21, 2020 9:41:40 am

PSG’s Kylian Mbappe in motion towards Lille. (AP)

Paris Saint-Germain missed an opportunity to return to the summit of Ligue 1 after they have been held to a 0-Zero draw at Lille, who retained pole place on Sunday forward of Olympique Lyonnais.

Lille have 33 factors and a superior aim distinction to Lyon, who have been 4-1 winners at Nice on Saturday, whereas third-placed PSG are some extent adrift after squandering quite a lot of alternatives in a scrappy contest at Lille.

The guests missed Brazil ahead Neymar with an ankle damage and seemed toothless up entrance in the opening half, though residence goalkeeper Mike Maignan did properly to cease Jose Fonte from scoring an personal aim in the 45th minute.

Thilo Kehrer had headed simply extensive halfway by the primary half and Moise Kean hit the side-netting with a first-time shot in the 51st minute as PSG turned on the warmth after the break.

Kean and Marquinhos failed to flip in a low cross by hard-working Angel di Maria, who pulled all of the strings for PSG in the absence of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who got here on as a late substitute on his 22nd birthday.

The residence facet, who have been lowered to sporadic raids after dominating possession in the opening 15 minutes, got here shut in the 75th minute when PSG keeper Keylor Navas turned across the put up a low drive by Burak Yilmaz.

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