Ángel Di María showed his worth as he scored his first and scored the winning goal to give Paris Saint-Germain a 2-1 win over Ligue 1 champions Lille after Lionel Messi limped off with an injury. on Friday.
In the absence of an infected Kylian Mbappé, Di María shone throughout the game, helping captain Marquinhos equalize after Jonathan David’s opener before netting two minutes ago.
Both teams went to the end in an entertaining opening half but Lille showed more poise and it took a brilliant save from Gianluigi Donnarumma to deny Burak Yilmaz in the first minute. Lille, who looked like the team that dominated the league last season, paid off in the 31st minute when David opened his heart with his right foot to block Yilmaz’s powerful pass into the roof of the net from open range.
Messi, who was still yet to score for PSG in five appearances, was substituted a minute in the second half by Mauro Icardi, as he still appeared to have a muscle problem that caused him to miss training with the team. on Thursday.
Di María and Neymar were a constant threat as PSG began to push. It paid off in the 74th minute when Marquinhos picked up a superb pass from Di María to make it 1-1.
PSG narrowly took the advantage in the 5th minute but Ivo Grbic saved Icardi’s low shot with his right foot. The winner came shortly after when Di María coolly finished past Grbic with a low shot from Neymar’s cross in the box.