Paris Saint-Germain saved up their pursuit of one other Ligue 1 title with a victory away from house at Lens on Sunday night.
Nonetheless, their 2-0 win wasn’t with out jeopardy because the hosts missed a penalty inside six minutes earlier than being lowered to 10 gamers as Jonathan Gradit was despatched off a foul foul.
PSG arrived into the fixture in a wealthy vein of kind, persevering with their wonderful performances over the winter interval which have left them with one thing of a niche on the summit of the French high flight.
Regardless of making a lot of the early operating this season, Good and Monaco have stalled considerably, and now sit eight and 10 factors adrift of the Parisian aspect respectively.
Luis Enrique is comfy in his place, regardless of a gradual begin, and his staff are beginning to play the type of soccer he promised upon arrival, even when there continues to be uncertainty concerning Kylian Mbappe’s future.
Mbappe was instrumental within the victory over Lens
Danilo Pereira was at fault early on as PSG struggled to start the match in a constructive method. The Portuguese midfielder introduced considered one of Lens’ gamers down contained in the field with a slipshod problem, and the referee awarded a spot-kick.
Przemyslaw Frankowski stepped as much as take the kick, hoping to provide the hosts an early lead, nonetheless his penalty went straight down the center of the purpose and Gianluigi Donnarumma made a cushty save.
PSG then took management of the match, dictating possession, and so they had been rewarded on the half-hour mark when Bradley Barcola, one of many shining lights of Luis Enrique’s stewardship, opened the scoring.
Barcola made a yard for himself contained in the field and curled a wonderful end into the underside nook of the web.
Lens’ fortunes obtained worse simply earlier than the half-time break. The hosts had been shocked to see Jonathan Gradit proven a straight pink card for a poor problem.
Initially the official deemed it solely worthy of a warning, nonetheless after reviewing the footage on VAR, the cardboard was upgraded to pink.
Mbappe actually began to shine within the second-half, and he accomplished the scoring within the 89th minute, firing a tap-in into the again of the web after some good work on the flank by Ousmane Dembele, who claimed a welcome help with a intelligent cut-back.