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Kobe Bryant: Neymar remembers NBA legend with goal celebration

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Neymar met Kobe Bryant in a training session in 2017

Neymar paid tribute to late basketball legend Kobe Bryant with a goal celebration in Paris St-Germain's win at Lille.

Confirmation of the five-time NBA champion's death in a helicopter crash came during the Ligue 1 game.

Neymar gave PSG the lead with a 20-yard curling effort in the first half.

After scoring a second-half penalty, he held up two fingers on one hand and four on the other, marking Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers shirt number 24.

The Brazil international, who is a basketball fan and had met Bryant, also bowed and pointed to the sky.

He also wrote an Instagram post after the game calling Bryant, who was 41, a legend.

Line-ups

Lille

  • 16Maignan
  • 17Zeki Çelik
  • 6José Fonte
  • 4dos Santos MagalhãesBooked at 51mins
  • 28MandavaBooked at 10mins
  • 21AndréBooked at 38minsSubstituted forda Silva Rochaat 58'minutes
  • 24SoumaréSubstituted forRémyat 78'minutes
  • 18Renato Sanches
  • 10Ikoné
  • 11de Araújo Guimarães NetoSubstituted forBambaat 67'minutes
  • 7Osimhen

Substitutes

  • 1Jardim
  • 2Embaló Djaló
  • 5Soumaoro
  • 8da Silva Rocha
  • 9Rémy
  • 14Bamba
  • 26Pied

PSG

  • 1Navas
  • 12Meunier
  • 2Thiago SilvaSubstituted forKouassiat 45'minutes
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 22DialloSubstituted forDagbaat 76'minutes
  • 27GueyeBooked at 81mins
  • 6Verratti
  • 11Di María
  • 10Neymar
  • 18IcardiSubstituted forHerreraat 73'minutes
  • 7Mbappé

Substitutes

  • 8Paredes
  • 16Rico
  • 19Sarabia
  • 21Herrera
  • 23Draxler
  • 31Dagba
  • 33Kouassi
Referee:
Amaury Delerue
Attendance:
49,132

Match Stats

Home TeamLilleAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Lille 0, Paris Saint Germain 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lille 0, Paris Saint Germain 2.

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain).

Renato Sanches (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Lille. Jonathan Ikoné tries a through ball, but Loïc Rémy is caught offside.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Ander Herrera tries a through ball, but Kylian Mbappé is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Ikoné (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Xeka.

Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Thomas Meunier.

Hand ball by Colin Dagba (Paris Saint Germain).

Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Bamba (Lille) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Loïc Rémy.

Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Renato Sanches (Lille).

Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neymar.

Booking

Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain).

Jonathan Bamba (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Ikoné (Lille).

Hand ball by Victor Osimhen (Lille).

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Loïc Rémy replaces Boubakary Soumaré.

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

Foul by Renato Sanches (Lille).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Colin Dagba replaces Abdou Diallo because of an injury.

Offside, Lille. Jonathan Ikoné tries a through ball, but Victor Osimhen is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Victor Osimhen (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Ander Herrera replaces Mauro Icardi.

Attempt missed. Renato Sanches (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Boubakary Soumaré.

Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Nianzou Kouassi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Victor Osimhen (Lille).

Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye following a fast break.

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Abdou Diallo.

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Jonathan Bamba replaces Luiz Araújo.

Attempt missed. Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint Germain) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Neymar with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by José Fonte.

Foul by Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint Germain).

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

Foul by Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint Germain).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 26th January 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG21171352143852
2Marseille2112633021942
3Rennes2111462619737
4Montpellier219663021933
5Lyon2195734191532
6Nantes2110291919032
7Lille219482424031
8Strasbourg219392626030
9Angers218672325-230
10Bordeaux218583024629
11Reims217861714329
12Nice218583029129
13Monaco218583636029
14Brest217772827128
15Saint-Étienne218492432-828
16Metz215881928-923
17Dijon2156101624-821
18Amiens2146112441-1718
19Nîmes2136121635-1915
20Toulouse2133152147-2612
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