Lens instructs PSG

There are few teamsto say none, play football like Lens does in Ligue 1. The northern team was going through, back in 2018, an unprecedented crisis in Ligue 2. It was bottom, the fans couldn’t take it anymore and the club asked for an urgent change. Five years later, on day 17, after beating PSG 3-1, ending a run of 32 games without losing for the Parisians, the Sang et Or settled in second placejust four points from a demon practically unbeatable for a decade in France.

The incentives were already on the table, but the first half of Lens-PSG was, without a doubt, a round trip between the trenches from which the northern team emerged victorious. We only had to wait five minutes to see the first goal of the match. haidaraLens left winger, crossed, Donnarumma did not measure well and Frankowski, right winger, finished off at will.


The psg It didn’t take long for him to react. The Parisians, without Neymar or Messi, they tied in a controversial play. Ekitike scored after a cross from MukieleBrice Samba caught the ball and the striker scored in a play in which it seemed, from the replays, that it was a foul.

The Lens did not give up and began to practice a massive bombardment in the Donnarumma area. Openda, a forward who has the speed of an athlete, warned Donnarumma with a shot from the front that was the prelude to what was to come. the belgian he destroyed Ramos in a sprint and, with the coolness of a sniper, he dribbled past Marquinhos in the area and scored 2-1 at will.


The bollaert it was a party. Lens were beating an ornery giant in French football. As if that were not enough, as soon as the second part begins, Claude-Maurice took advantage of an error by Fabián Ruiz when the ball was released to cram the third for PSG. Those of Galtier, knocked out, were living an ordeal in the north of France.

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Galtierforced to react, in an unprecedented scenario this season for PSG, finished off the ‘titis’ Zaire-Emery and Gharbi on the pitchin evidence that the headlines were not measuring up. Sarabiawho had also entered in the second half, he missed a resounding chance against Samba. Nothing came out of PSG. His 32 match unbeaten streak came to an end. The Bollaert shouted euphoria. Lens, who in 2020 played in Ligue 2, is second and just four points behind PSG.


Pablo Sarabia (56′, Danilo Pereira), vitinha (57′, Fabian Ruiz), Jean Onana (72′, Alexis Claude-Maurice), Warren Zaïre-Emery (72′, Hugo Ekitike), Wesley Said (72′, Loïs Openda), Ismaël Gharbi (77′, Carlos Soler), Lukasz Poreba (94′, Seko Fofana)


1-0, 4′: Frankowski1-1, 7′: Hugo Ekitike2-1, 27′: Lois Openda3-1, 46′: Alexis-Claude Maurice


Referee: Jerome Brisard
VAR referee: Bastien Dechepy, Arnaud Baert
salis abdul samed (40′,Yellow) Achraf Hakimi (47′,Yellow) Jonathan Gradit (47′,Yellow) Ismaël Gharbi (87′,Yellow) Verratti (93′,Yellow)

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