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Paris St-Germain 2-2 Lille

Paris St-Germain v Lille

French leaders Paris St-Germain needed a second-half own goal to salvage a draw against third-placed Lille in a thrilling game at the Parc des Princes.

Laurent Blanc's team earned a deserved point when Lille defender Marko Basa bundled a home corner into his own net.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's deflected free-kick put PSG ahead before the visitors equalised when skipper Rio Mavuba steered in from close range.

Lille led through Salomon Kalou's cool penalty but PSG levelled through Basa.

The Montenegrin international was left helpless as the ball cannoned off his leg into an empty net after Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama flapped at the set-piece.

Defending champions PSG may feel they have missed an opportunity to take advantage of second-placed Monaco's shock home defeat by Valenciennes on Friday.

And the home crowd were aggrieved that Lille midfielder Mavuba was not shown a red card for shoving Ibrahimovic in the face, just moments before his equaliser.

But the hard-fought draw did move PSG three points ahead of the Principality side going into Ligue 1's winter break.

The French top-flight programme resumes on 8 January, with PSG back in action three days later at Ajaccio.

Lille, who are now a point behind Monaco, host Reims on 12 January.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 21DigneBooked at 51minsSubstituted forRabiotat 76'minutes
  • 8MottaBooked at 66mins
  • 13da Dias CostaSubstituted forPastoreat 67'minutes
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 24Verratti
  • 14MatuidiBooked at 62mins
  • 10IbrahimovicBooked at 41mins
  • 29Lucas Moura
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forMenezat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 6Camara
  • 7Menez
  • 25Rabiot
  • 27Pastore
  • 35Ongenda

Lille

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Enyeama
  • 18BeriaSubstituted forSidibeat 54'minutes
  • 23Souaré
  • 24MavubaBooked at 41mins
  • 22Rozehnal
  • 25Basa
  • 4BalmontBooked at 60mins
  • 10MartinSubstituted forRodelinat 69'minutes
  • 8Kalou
  • 26RouxBooked at 65minsSubstituted forOrigiat 82'minutes
  • 5GueyeBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 6Delaplace
  • 9De Melo
  • 12Meité
  • 15Sidibe
  • 16Elana
  • 20Rodelin
  • 27Origi
Referee:
Fredy Fautrel
Attendance:
45,844

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamLille
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Lille 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Lille 2.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Djibril Sidibe (Lille) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

  6. Post update

    Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rio Mavuba (Lille).

  8. Post update

    Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Djibril Sidibe (Lille).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marko Basa (Lille) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Florent Balmont with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Lille. Conceded by Salvatore Sirigu.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Salomon Kalou (Lille) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Lille. Conceded by Salvatore Sirigu.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Divock Origi (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Marko Basa (Lille).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

  20. Post update

    Rio Mavuba (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 22nd December 2013

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