PSG rallied past Lille after Lionel Messi, After Lionel Messi walked off injured on Friday, Angel. Di Maria showed his worth by setting up the first goal and scoring the winner to give Paris Saint-Germain a. 2-1 triumph against Lille in Ligue 1.
Di Maria shined throughout the game in the absence of Kylian Mbappe, who was suffering from a virus. He set up captain Marquinhos for the equalizer following Jonathan David’s opener before scoring two minutes from time.
Following Messi’s departure at halftime due to a muscle problem, Argentine winger Di Maria regained his range to put PSG in first place with 31 points from 12 games, ten points ahead of second-placed Lens.
Lille, who deserved more following a strong first half, sit in 11th place with 15 points.
In a thrilling first half, both teams battled end-to-end, but Lille were more composed, and it took a fantastic save from Gianluigi Donnarumma to deny Burak Yilmaz in the first minute.
Lille were rewarded in the 31st minute when David opened his right foot to divert Yilmaz’s thunderous cross into the roof of the net from point-blank range, looking more like the squad that dominated the league last season.
Messi was replaced at halftime by Mauro Icardi, who appeared to be still suffering from the muscle injury that prompted him to miss training with the club on Thursday. Messi has failed to score for PSG in five league outings.
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