the match: 2-0
With Neymar and Icardi at the outset, Mbappe and Cavani on the bench, the Paris-SG has quietly prepared its shock at the Bernabeu stadium, against Real Madrid Zidane next Tuesday in the Champions League (21 hours). His Argentinian Mauro Icardi (17th) and Angel Di Maria (31st) were quick to seal the victory in front of Lille who, once again, did not know how to take advantage of their (rare) strong moments. Especially at the beginning of the match, when Xeka fumbled with firm gloves from Navas (2nd), then when Andre could not fit his head (9th).
On the contrary, Icardi, served on a center of Idrissa Gueye, took advantage of a misalignment of Jose Miguel Fonte to touch his second ball of this match and open the score behind him. At the end of an action initiated by Neymar, stopped in his tracks, Draxler served Di Maria who doubled the score, applauded by Cavani and under the hilarious look of Mbappe on his bench.
Navas having again opposed his firm hand – the right this time – on a close-range shot by Araujo (58), Thomas Tuchel, the German coach of the Paris-SG, took the opportunity to manage the playing time of his squad, changing notably Neymar for Mbappe (65th), author in turn of a shot with a closed angle, two minutes later (67th).
Neymar did not see her. After being content with some high-class gestures for his return match, the now bearded Brazilian has returned directly to the locker room. Unlike Meunier, released at the same time for Dagba, came to shake hands with his teammates.
Cavani completed this turnover by replacing Icardi under the ovations (78th). El Matador narrowly missed in turn (90th). If Draxler could also have scored on Draxler strikes, the last of which was pushed back from outside the base of Maignan's left post (83 '), the Paris-SG finally arranged without forcing a team Lille who can not blame himself for failing to realize one of his other opportunities, including Remy (76th).
The player: Icardi, power 10
Loan with option to buy by Inter Milan on September 2, Mauro Icardi (26) is about to forget, Edison Cavani (32), at the end of the contract on June 30, 2020 and relegated to the bench, this Friday night. Unlocking the score against Lille in the 17th minute, the Argentine international (eight caps and one goal) scored their tenth goal – six in Ligue 1, four in the Champions League – in just eleven games played in the Parisian jersey. .
The LOSC remains on eleven trips without a win in Ligue 1 (five draws and six defeats). A first for Lille since November 2002-May 2003 (twelve meetings). Only Toulouse do worse now, in L1, with fifteen matches without success outside.