Match Report: Lille lift their first Trophee des Champions over PSG

Mon 02 August 2021 | 7:53

After defeating the Parisians to lift the Ligue 1 trophy, PSG were thwarted by Lille once more as they came unstuck in the Trophee des Champions.

France’s Super Cup was handed to the Ligue 1 champions in a Sunday clash that was held at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv this year.

Les Dogues came over Mauricio Pochettino’s side by one point in Ligue 1 last season, and dictated their dominance once more by a 1-0 victory as Xeka's 45th-minute scorcher proved the difference as Mauro Icardi had an effort disallowed.

The former Spurs boss still selected Achraf Hakimi, Ander Herrera, and Mauro Icardi despite selecting a weakened starting XI in absence of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

PSG’s new signing, Georginio Wijnaldum, was thrown on in the 71st-minute to make his debut in place of youngster Eric Ebimbe.

The former Liverpool midfielder almost had an immediate impact after slipping an assist to Mauro Icardi as the Argentine’s goal was dismissed due to offside.


Lille replaced their league-winning manager, Christophe Galtier, with former Guingamp boss, Jocelyn Gourvennec. However, the Ligue 1 champions laid down a marker ahead of the new campaign as Xeka collected Yilmaz's pass and drilled a rising strike beyond Keylor Navas on the stroke of halftime.

Lille’s goalkeeper, Leo Jardim, was the man of the match as he helped his side endure a late storm as Lille celebrated their first success in the competition following defeats in 1955 and 2011.


source: SportMob

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