Saturday 3 April 2021
Lille dealt a new and strong blow to the ambitions of Paris Saint-Germain in defending the French Football League title by its precious 1-0 victory over the capital’s team at home today, Saturday, in the 31st stage of the competition, which today also witnessed Monaco beating Metz 4/0.
And Lille took the lead in the competition table after he regained his balance with this precious victory, raising his score to 66 points, three points ahead of Saint-Germain, who fell to second place.
Lille decided the confrontation with a goal scored by Jonathan David in the 20th minute, while both teams ended the match with only ten players after Neymar da Silva was expelled from Saint Germain and Thiago Diallo, the Lille player, at the end of the match.
The defeat represents a heavy blow to St. Germain’s morale as well, ahead of their upcoming match with Bayern Munich, next Wednesday, in the first leg of the European Champions League quarter-finals.
Monaco rose to third place in the French League, by defeating Metz 4 / zero today, in the opening matches of the same stage.
Monaco raised its score to 62 points to finish third, one point behind Paris Saint-Germain and Lille, and two points against Lyon, pending the results of the rest of the stage matches, and Metz’s balance stuck at 42 points in ninth place.
Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring for Monaco from a penalty kick in the 50th minute, then Kevin Volland added the team’s second goal in the 52nd minute.
Then, Wissam Ben Yedder scored the third and fourth goals for Monaco in the 77th and 89th minutes, and the second came from a penalty kick that the referee calculated after John Boy was expelled from the ranks of Metz.