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PSG Vs Lille OSC Ligue 1 Football Match Live Score On Feb 2022

PSG Vs Lille OSC Ligue 1 Football Match Live Score On Feb 2022

The champions meet the challengers in Sunday’s Ligue 1 evening encounter as Lille welcome runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Les Dogues went down 2-0 to Brest just before the international break, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side were recently knocked out of the Coupe de France by Nice. Just when Lille appeared to be building up a head of steam during their faltering Ligue 1 title defence, the reigning champions were once again humbled by bottom-half opposition as Brest ran out 2-0 winners before the international break.

With only three minutes on the clock, Tiago Djalo – selected over regular right-back Zeki Celik – scored an own goal to put Brest 1-0 to the good, and the final nail in the coffin for Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side came in the fifth minute of second-half injury time through Steve Mounie’s penalty. Les Dogues had managed to string together a nine-game unbeaten run in the French top flight before being seen off with ease at the Stade Francis Le-Ble, but a period of stalemates in that solid streak has prevented them from climbing out of mid-table obscurity.

Indeed, Lille enter the clash with PSG down in 11th position and a whopping 21 points behind Pochettino’s side, but with fourth-placed Strasbourg only three points ahead of them, the champions remain firmly in European contention. Gourvennec’s men have enjoyed an extended period of rest following their early Coupe de France exit last month, and while PSG may enter the contest as favourites to get the job done, Lille always turn up the heat in front of their own supporters – going 13 games unbeaten at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy since defeat to Nice in March.

Rumours continue to swirl surrounding the future of Mauricio Pochettino, and if recent reports are to be believed, the Manchester United-linked Argentine’s time in the Parisiens dugout may be over sooner than anticipated. Links with the Old Trafford job are nothing new, but Pochettino allegedly feels unhappy at the Parc des Princes and has been tipped to exit his role before the 2022-23 season kicks off, with Zinedine Zidane rumoured to be in the pipeline to take over should that be the case.

Pochettino did not help his own cause when PSG’s defence of their Coupe de France crown ended at the hands of high-flying Nice on Monday in the last 16, with 18-year-old Xavi Simons missing the vital spot kick after some more senior players allegedly refused to take one. The impending Champions League battle with Real Madrid will soon come into Pochettino’s mind, but his side still hold an 11-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table as they seek to reverse a trend of patchy away form, with PSG drawing each of their last three league games on the road 1-1 – ironically all against teams beginning with L in Lorient, Lyon and Lens.

Another two-goal stalemate at the home of Lille would surely be some kind of unorthodox footballing record for that category, but PSG have already beaten the champions 2-1 at the Parc des Princes this term, and Pochettino could certainly do with a convincing showing on Sunday to appease the powers-that-be. Lille enter this mouthwatering contest in as good a shape as they could possibly be, with second-choice goalkeeper Leo Jardim the only absentee for Gourvennec due to his neck problem.

However, attackers Jonathan David and Timothy Weah may not be in condition to start following their international exploits with Canada and the USA respectively, which could open the door for Hatem Ben Arfa to make a statement against his former club. Gabriel Gudmundsson ought to be drafted into the XI at left-back following Reinildo’s exit for Atletico Madrid, while Angel Gomes should benefit from Weah’s potential absence from the starting lineup.

As for PSG, Achraf Hakimi is back from international duty with Morocco, but Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye are preparing for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal. It remains to be seen if Keylor Navas, Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria will be fit for battle following their exploits with their respective nations, while Neymar, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sergio Ramos are all set to miss out once more. Kylian Mbappe was only fit enough for a substitute outing in the cup but is sure to come into the first XI here, potentially in place of Mauro Icardi after a number of underwhelming showings.

The Ligue 1 is back in action with another set of matches this weekend as PSG lock horns with Lille on Sunday. Both teams have impressive squads at their disposal and will want to win this game. Lille are in 11th place in the Ligue 1 standings and have failed to meet expectations this season. Les Dogues suffered a 2-0 defeat against Brest last weekend and will want to bounce back in this fixture. PSG, on the other hand, are at the top of the league table at the moment and have been fairly impressive this season. The Parisians crashed out of the Coupe de France this week and have a point to prove going into this match.

PSG have an impressive record against Lille and have won 22 out of 40 matches played between the two sides. Lille have managed seven victories against PSG and will need to improve their record in this fixture. The previous meeting between the two teams took place last year and ended in a narrow 2-1 victory for PSG. Lille gave a good account of themselves on the day but will need to take it up a notch this weekend.

Orestis Karnezis is injured at the moment and will not be able to feature in this fixture. Timothy Weah is on international duty and will also be unavailable for selection this weekend. Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum are injured and will not be able to feature in this game. Neymar is also recuperating from a long-term injury and will be excluded from the squad.

Lille possible starting lineup:
Grbic; Celik, Fonte, Botman, Gudmundsson; Gomes, Andre, Sanches, Bamba; Yilmaz, Ben Arfa

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Mendes; Paredes, Pereira, Verratti; Messi, Mbappe, Draxler

Event details:
NAME: Lille OSC – Paris Saint-Germain
DATE: 6 Feb 2022
TIME: 19:45 UTC
VENUE: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France

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