PSG overpower Lens to return to top of Ligue 1

PSG have returned to the top of Ligue 1 after a 2-1 victory over Lens on Saturday (May 1). 

Neymar and Marquinhos netted for Les Parisiens either side of half time rendering Ignatius Ganago’s second half effort inconsequential at Parc des Princes. The win was enough to see PSG leapfrog Lille OSC and moved to the summit of the standings with 75 points from 35 points, two points off the chasing pack.

PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino was without Kylian Mbappe for this one, with the star attacker watching from the stands instead of being risked in between the two legs of PSG’s Champions League semi-final with Manchester City. Neymar did start against Lens and he provided the opening goal, coolly finishing past Wuilker Farinez just after half an hour in.

Marquinhos, who opened the scoring against City on Wednesday, repeated his trick by heading in another corner to double PSG’s lead. Ganago then halved the deficit for the visitors almost immediately but PSG held on for all three points in their pursuit of the title.

Lille will however return to the summit of the standings with a win over Lille later in Saturday’s late game.

Story by Sammy Wejinya

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