Third-placed Paris St Germain misplaced floor within the Ligue 1 title race after they slumped to a 2-Zero dwelling defeat towards Monaco on Sunday after wins for his or her primary rivals.
5 days after humbling Barcelona 4-1 within the Champions League, the French champions lacked stamina and inspiration as they fell 4 factors behind leaders Lille who’ve 58 factors from 26 video games after beating Lorient 4-1 on Sunday.
Fourth-placed Monaco, who’ve now received eight of their final 9 league video games, prevailed by way of objectives by Sofiane Diop and Guillermo Maripan to maneuver inside two factors of PSG.
Olympique Lyonnais are second on 55 factors following a 3-2 win at Brest on Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG had been nonetheless with out the injured Neymar and Angel Di Maria, whereas key midfielder Marco Verratti began on the bench.
Kylian Mbappe, who impressed with a hat-trick on the Camp Nou on Tuesday, struggled towards a compact Monaco defence and the guests took the lead after solely six minutes when Diop headed dwelling.
PSG elevated the strain earlier than the interval however did not muster a single shot on the right track.
Niko Kovac’s facet doubled their benefit six minutes into the second half when centre again Maripan fired dwelling from inside the world after the PSG defence had did not clear a cross.
😯 Paris Saint-Germain registered only one shot on the right track in tonight’s 2-Zero dwelling defeat to Monaco and are actually 4 factors off first #PSGASM
🤔 Didn’t they simply beat Barcelona 4-1 pic.twitter.com/6ESthWm6c2
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 21, 2021
Verratti got here on for Ander Herrera within the 55th however the Italian had little affect.
“It’s one other missed alternative within the title race. We have to perceive that there are good groups in France, too. It’s not simply in regards to the Champions League” Verratti stated.
Earlier, Lille had made positive they’d finish the weekend on prime with a complete win at Lorient.
They went forward after 21 minutes when Andrew Gravillon deflected Zeki Clik’s strike into his personal internet, just for Lorient to strike again two minutes later courtesy of Jerome Hergault’s curled shot into the far nook.
Jose Fonte collected a foul clearance from Enzo Le Payment to double Lille’s tally with a crossed shot seven minutes earlier than the break.
Jonathan Ikone elevated Lille’s benefit simply earlier than the hour with an excellent free kick and Domagoj Bradaric wrapped it up with a missile from the sting of the field in stoppage time.
Promoted RC Lens moved as much as fifth on 40 factors because of a 2-1 dwelling win towards backside membership Dijon.