Lille Scupper PSG's Title Celebrations With 5-1 Win

Ruben Hill
April 15, 2019

Paris Saint-Germain crumbled to a shock 5-1 defeat against Lille to put their title celebrations on hold.

That means they conceded five goals for the first time in France since 2000, and was also their heaviest defeat since 2010.

Kylian Mbappe had two goals disallowed for offside in the first half, which saw Lille lead through a Meunier own goal before Bernat replied.

Lille went ahead after Meunier diverted a Jonathan Ikone cross into his own goal in the seventh minute.

Four minutes later, Bernat volleyed home from Mbappe's cross to equalise.

The assistant's flag had stayed down but the Video Assistant Referee intervened, correctly ruling Mbappe had been offside when he collected the ball just inside the Lille half.

PSG's problems began to mount as they lost first Silva and then Meunier to injury, but the biggest blow to Thomas Tuchel's game-plan came eight minutes before the break when Bernat was sent off for a tug on Pepe.

PSG looked to be getting themselves in the driving seat before the Spanish wing-back saw red for hacking down Nicolas Pepe during a foot race.

Despite the man disadvantage, PSG had the first chance of the second half, with Thilo Kehrer missing the target from close range.

Firmly on the ropes, the 10 men of PSG could not regain composure as the tie entered the latter stages.

Jonathan Bamba got the third goal for the hosts in the 65th minute with a cracking left-footed strike that beat Areola at his near post, 3-1. They have 81 points after 31 games, to second-placed Lille's 64 after 32 matches.

The scoring did not stop there as former Southampton defender Jose Fonte bagged home the side's fifth on the night by nodding home a cross from Pepe to rub salt into the wounds of PSG, who will now have to wait another three days to secure the title against Nantes.

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