Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian ahead Neymar (C) is evacuated on a stretcher throughout the French L1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lyon (OL), on December 13, 2020 on the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
Paris Saint-Germain surrendered high spot in Ligue 1 after shedding 1-0 at house to Lyon on Sunday however doubtlessly suffered a extra devastating blow as an anguished Neymar was stretchered off with an ankle harm.
Tino Kadewere’s first-half purpose secured Lyon a seventh win in eight matches as they moved stage with Lille, who took over first place earlier within the day following a 2-1 house victory over Bordeaux.
PSG dropped to 3rd after shedding for the fourth time in 14 video games this season, however the far better concern would be the well being of Neymar after his ankle appeared to twist awkwardly below a problem from Thiago Mendes in stoppage time.
The Lyon midfielder was despatched off for the sort out following a VAR overview whereas a distraught Neymar, in appreciable ache, was taken off on a stretcher having instantly signalled for medical help.
“He’s with the physio and the doctors and we have to wait for the tests tomorrow (Monday),” PSG coach Thomas Tuchel advised French broadcaster Telefoot.
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Lyon’s first win away to PSG since October 2007, the final season they received the Ligue 1 crown, supplied contemporary hope of a real title race this time period with the highest 5 groups separated by simply three factors.
“We defended well, we destroyed their strength, and then played well enough in attack to score at least once,” mentioned Lyon coach Rudi Garcia.
PSG path the main duo by a degree with Marseille, who’ve two video games in hand on their rivals, one other level again in fourth alongside Montpellier.
“Losing top spot doesn’t worry me. But we didn’t have the right approach and I have a problem with that,” mentioned Tuchel.
“We were never mentally ready to play this match. We were shot mentally. We never found our rhythm either. We didn’t play with enough concentration or discipline.
“It was a big step backwards after the last match. I’m surprised. I was expecting a very high level.”
With Kylian Mbappe rested from the beginning, Moise Kean partnered Neymar in assault following the Brazilian’s hat-trick within the midweek 5-1 Champions League win in opposition to Istanbul Basaksehir — a sport that was accomplished 24 hours later than deliberate after an unprecedented anti-racism protest.
Kimpembe error punished
However, it was Lyon, with none European commitments this season, who took the lead on 35 minutes after a unfastened move below strain from PSG captain Presnel Kimpembe.
Karl Toko Ekambi collected the ball within the PSG half and instantly picked out Kadewere who steadied himself earlier than sliding low past Keylor Navas for the Zimbabwe worldwide’s fifth purpose of the marketing campaign.
Alessandro Florenzi drew a pointy save from Anthony Lopes earlier than half-time whereas a thumping effort from Lucas Paqueta referred to as Navas into motion halfway by means of the second half, simply after the introduction of Mbappe.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian ahead Neymar (L) is tackled by Lyon’s Dutch defender Kenny Tete throughout the French L1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lyon (OL), on December 13, 2020 on the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. FRANCK FIFE / AFP
After Navas stored out an try from Lyon substitute Bruno Guimaraes, Mbappe had a late likelihood to rescue a degree for PSG however shot broad from the sting of the world in time added on earlier than Neymar’s unwelcome harm.
Portugal defender Jose Fonte, who turns 37 later this month, scored the winner for Lille with a bullet header simply earlier than half-time in opposition to Bordeaux.
Jonathan Bamba’s beautiful curling strike gave Lille the lead on 16 minutes on the Stade Pierre-Mauroy earlier than Toma Basic levelled from a Hatem Ben Arfa nook.
Lille journey to backside facet Dijon in midweek earlier than the go to of defending champions PSG subsequent Sunday in what might be a defining week for a membership chasing a primary league title since 2011.
“I don’t think we can fight with Paris for the title. We need to fight to pick up points and stay at the top,” mentioned Lille coach Christophe Galtier, eager to mood expectations.