PSG lose Neymar to injury against Lyon

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PSG lose Neymar to injury against Lyon

PSG lose Neymar to injury against Lyon

December 14, 2020  Authorbaji188

After Tino Kadewere secured visitors Olympique Lyonnais a 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, a lacklustre Paris St Germain fell to third in Ligue 1.

The French champions, whose forward Neymar in stoppage time suffered a potential ankle injury, were never in the mix as they lost top spot to Lille, who earlier claimed a no-nonsense 2-1 home victory over Girondins de Bordeaux.

After their fourth loss of the season, Lille has 29 points from 14 games, leading second-placed Lyon on goal difference with PSG on 28 points.

With two matches in hand, Olympique de Marseille is fourth on 27 points, in a close top five separated by three points.

PSG struggled early on after their 5-1 victory in the Champions League against Istanbul Basaksehir and had only two chances through Alessandro Florenzi.

After being set up by Karl Toko-Ekambi, Kadewere put the visitors in front 10 minutes before the interval with a short, angled shot.

The Zimbabwean, along with Memphis Depay and Toko-Ekambi, is now the third Lyon player with five goals or more in Ligue 1.

PSG failed to respond, prompting Thomas Tuchel in the 65th minute to ring the shifts. Ander Herrera came on for Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye replaced Marco Verratti, and Kylian Mbappe came on for Angel Di Maria, who was highly disappointing.

However, it had little impact as Lyon continued to threaten and PSG keeper Keylor Navas was forced to stretch to parry Lucas Paqueta's strong half-volley away.

In the final, PSG stepped up a notch, but Lyon was well coordinated and kept on for a deserving victory, they're fifth in a row.

Following a lousy tackle from Thiago Mendes, who was sent off, Neymar was taken off the pitch on a stretcher seven minutes into stoppage time with a suspected ankle injury.

Earlier, before the break, Jonathan Bamba and Jose Fonte both found the back of the net for Lille, who gave their opponents few chances in yet another solid effort.

Bordeaux, who had picked up 7 points from their previous three outings and fell to 11th on 19 points scored for Toma Simple.

After 16 minutes, Bamba put the hosts ahead with a lovely curled shot that went in off the far post.

Basic, however by latching on to Hatem Ben Arfa's corner, levelled on the half-hour mark.

With a nice save to deny Jonathan David, Benoit Costil kept Bordeaux alive, but on the stroke of half-time, he could not deny Fonte, who restored Lille's advantage.

Following the break, Christophe Galtier's side kept moving, but both Burak Yilmaz and David missed apparent chances.

Lille, however, remained high at the rear and cantered to a routine victory.