PSG 2-1 Lens: Neymar and Marquinhos strike to re-take Ligue 1 lead

PSG 2-1 Lens: Neymar and Marquinhos strike as the French champions re-take Ligue 1 lead by two points… piling the pressure onto Lille and Monaco

  • French champions PSG welcomed Lens to the Parc de Princes on Saturday 
  • Neymar opened the scoring after 33 minutes, slotting in from inside the box 
  • Marquinhos the headed in the second from Neymar’s corner on 59 minutes 
  • Just moments later the newly-promoted side struck back with Ignatius Ganago 

PSG are back on top of Ligue 1 in their frantic title challenge, edging past newly-promoted over-achievers Lens at the Parc des Princes on Saturday. 

Neymar struck first for the Parisians, profiting from some Lens confusion to nick the ball, speed into the area and slot under the keeper. Marquinhos rose highest from Brazilian’s corner on 59 minutes, doubling the lead with a powerful header. 

Two minutes later their advantage was cut by Ignatius Ganago, who latched onto a botched overhead-kick attempt to finish from six yards. Mauro Icardi has a goal ruled-out for off-side late on, but the champions held on. 

More to follow… 

Neymar was on the score-sheet as PSG beat Lens 2-1 to take back the Ligue 1 lead on Saturday

The Brazilian slotted past the keeper on 33 minutes after poaching the ball high up the pitch 

Share this article

Marquinhos headed in the Parisian’s second to continue his stunning form at the French side 

The victory serves as a healthy warm-up for PSG’s Champions League semi-final on Tuesday 

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost eight games this season but are coming back to form 

Share this article

Source: Read Full Article