Paris Saint-Germain got here from behind to beat Lille 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Saturday, extending its result in 11 factors as Kylian Mbappe was rested forward of subsequent week’s Champions League tie in opposition to Actual Sociedad.
Luis Enrique opted in opposition to taking any dangers with the league’s prime goalscorer Mbappe, who was an unused substitute on the Parc des Princes after struggling an ankle harm within the French Cup win over Brest in midweek.
“We didn’t need to take any possibilities with him. It made no sense,” Luis Enrique instructed Canal Plus.
“If it had been a ultimate he would have been there. It was good on each our elements to not make him play.”
“He will probably be there on Wednesday (in opposition to Actual Sociedad) with none doubt,” the Spaniard added.
Within the absence of the France captain, who could possibly be coming into his ultimate few months at PSG, the hosts fell behind within the sixth minute when Yusuf Yazici turned in after nice work down the correct from Tiago Santos.
Ousmane Dembele helped deliver PSG stage 4 minutes later by stealing the ball from Lille centre-back Alexsandro and squaring for Goncalo Ramos to stroke into an empty internet.
Alexsandro was once more at fault shortly after as he sliced Fabian Ruiz’s cross into his personal purpose whereas making an attempt to clear, handing the French champions the lead.
Lille goalkeeper Lucas Chevalier stored his crew within the sport with saves from Marco Asensio, Nordi Mukiele and Randal Kolo Muani, however PSG finally struck once more within the ultimate 10 minutes.
Bradley Barcola burst free down the left and slid the ball throughout purpose for Kolo Muani to faucet in, finishing an encouraging victory earlier than subsequent Wednesday’s go to of La Actual within the first leg of their last-16 encounter.
PSG has been eradicated within the first knockout spherical in 5 of the final seven seasons, and it appears sure that this will probably be its final likelihood to win the Champions League with Mbappe, who’s tipped to affix Actual Madrid in the summertime.
Elye Wahi scored his first purpose since November as Lens defeated Strasbourg 3-1 to choose up their third successive win.
David Pereira da Costa doubled Lens’ lead after Wahi’s opener earlier than Thomas Delaine pulled a purpose again for Strasbourg. Florian Sotoca bought the third for the hosts on the hour.
Franck Haise’s aspect stay sixth however are stage on factors with Lille and Monaco, whereas third-placed Brest are just one level above them.
Good, in second, tackle Cote d’Azur rivals Monaco on Sunday, whereas Lyon will look to proceed their climb away from the relegation zone once they tackle Montpellier.
Marseille are and not using a win in 5 following Friday’s 1-1 draw at dwelling to Metz, who snapped a seven-match dropping run within the prime flight.
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