PSG 4-3 Lille: Was winning this game really worth it?
PSG were, somehow, capable of breaking their three-game skid by beating visitors Lille 4-3 at the Parc des Princes in the 24th game of the Ligue 1 campaign. It was a frantic afternoon in Paris with both teams taking the lead from each other while coming from behind in the scoreboard.
Not having lost three games in a row since 2011, PSG faced the very large possibility of losing their fourth consecutive match for the first time in more than 20 years. That would have been an once-in-a-lifetime development, pretty much as it was to see what took place at the Parc during the last 10 minutes of playing time, regulation and injury-time included.
The Parisian men were handed a lunchtime kick-off for the first time since mid-November when they played their last game before the World Cup break. Perhaps that was what ignited this unexpected victory.
Unexpected because, looking at the clock after it went past the 80th-minute mark and what had been going on inside the Parc, things were looking rather murky. PSG had taken a commanding 2-0 lead less than 20 minutes into this match. They were dominating the game, treating Lille like dummies after suffering a first-minute scare. How many things would change from there...
Bafode Diakite in the 24th, Jonathan David with a penalty kick in the 58th, and Jonathan Bamba with a solo run-and-goal in the 69th (2-3) would bring it all to a halt. Or rather, kickstart everything for a crumbling Paris Saint-Germain.