Ligue 1 Report: Lille v Paris Saint-Germain 14 April 2019

Jose Fonte Lille 2018-19

Jose Fonte Lille 2018-19

Paris Saint Germain could have won the title on their trip to rivals Lille, but came unstuck and suffered a humiliating drubbing after goalscorer Juan Bernat turned from hero to villain.

Nanitamo Ikone's unsafe cross was turned into his own next by Thomas Meunier to mark a bad start for PSG.

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

The first half also featured two disallowed goals by Mbappe, while three players were also forced off with injury, including PGG captain Thiago Silva and Meunier.

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

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.

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Bernat was sent off after bringing down Nicolas Pepe when he was one-on-one with the goalkeeper. A lack of power cost Bamba a goal when he beat Areola only to see Thilo Kehrer gather the ball short of the line, so he made sure that was not an issue in the 65th minute when he rifled the ball past the keeper at his near post after breaking the offside trap.

PSG, who already missed out on the opportunity of an early celebration when they drew at home to Racing Strasbourg last Sunday, will bag the title if they win their game in hand at Nantes on Wednesday.

However, PSG would go down to 10 men with nine minutes to go in the first half.

The header, placed in the bottom right corner, saw the stadium erupt as Lille stamped their dominance on the match with a 4-1 lead.

Headers from defenders Gabriel and Jose Fonte turned it into a rout.

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