Lille was held in check by Saint-Etienne this Sunday, during the penultimate day of Ligue 1 (0-0). At the same time, PSG walked around against Reims (4-0). A point now separates the two leading clubs. The suspense remains total one day from the end.
We will have to wait another week. To vibrate and tremble until the end. Lille did not win the league title this Sunday, at the end of the penultimate day of Ligue 1. Carried by the exceptional fervor of their supporters to the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Christophe Galtier’s players did not failed to overcome AS Saint-Etienne. Faced with the Greens very concerned, the Mastiffs have even suffered a lot in their den. Sometimes feverish, generally uninspired, the partners of Burak Yilmaz seemed under pressure when it came to looking for a title for which they were not scheduled last summer.
Yazici’s post at the end of the match
Result: they were scared against ASSE, who finished at ten after the injury exit of Charles Abi. Lille still almost snatched victory in the last minutes, but Yusuf Yazici’s free kick was deflected on the post by Etienne Green (90th). In the end, they won a capital point (0-0), which allows them to keep their destiny in hand before their trip to Angers next Sunday. For that, it will absolutely be necessary to win, unless you count on a misstep from PSG in Brest.
Mbappé reaches the 40-goal mark
Because at the same time, the Parisians did not have to force their talent to afford the scalp of the Stade de Reims. Under a rainy sky, Mauricio Pochettino’s players quickly made the difference at the Parc des Princes. Deprived of Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo, last-minute packages, they relied on Kylian Mbappé to break the opposing lock. The 2018 world champion logically got a penalty from the 13th, seeing his shot diverted from the hand by Yunis Abdelhamid. Mr. Turpin decided to exclude the Reims captain on the action. Neymar was responsible for transforming with his insolent ease. Enough to bend the suspense of entering Porte d’Auteuil.
Especially since PSG has delivered an attractive copy in its garden, where it has so often fished this season. Mbappé doubled the bet on a guilty receding pass from Thomas Foket (24th). A gift that allowed the best director in Ligue 1 to score his 40th goal of the season (all competitions). The best total of his career. The 22-year-old striker could even have improved his stats even more with a little more success in his last moves. After a host of hot opportunities, including a strike on the post of Ander Herrera (59th), Paris finally increased the score thanks to a header from Marquinhos on a corner (68th) and a pivotal strike from Moise Kean (89th) . Enough to return to a point from Losc at the top of the standings (the smallest gap between the top two at this stage of the season since 2002) and dream of retaining his crown. Hoping for a helping hand from the Angevins in a week.
Monaco no longer really believes in it
Unless a very improbable scenario in which Monaco would come to cap everyone at the post. The Principality’s players, winners of Stade Rennais (2-1), can still be crowned in the event of major disappointment from Lille and Paris on the last day. It would be the craziest reversal in L1 history.