Neymar was dispatched late on as a hopping Jonathan David scored the only objective to offer Lille a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in their Ligue 1 title face-off on Saturday, an outcome that moves them 3 points clear at the top of the table.
Canadian striker David was having problem with an ankle injury when he fired house in the 20th minute.
He was required off right after and came out on crutches to view the 2nd half with heavy strapping where he had actually been captured by Idrissa Gana Gueye.
Without him Lille hung on to beat PSG in the capital for the very first time in a quarter of a century, with an aggravating afternoon for the hosts summarized when Neymar was dispatched at the death.
The Brazilian and Lille protector Tiago Djalo were both revealed 2nd yellow cards and dismissed following an occurrence off the ball.
The result sees Lille take a huge action towards clinching a title they last won a years back, prior to the Qatari takeover of PSG altered the face of French football.
It would be an amazing accomplishment if Lille were to pip the Parisians, who have actually won 7 of the last 8 league crowns and face Bayern Munich away in the very first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.
Christophe Galtier’s Lille are 3 points clear of PSG with 7 video games left, with Monaco another point behind in 3rd after beating Metz 4-0 previously on Saturday.
Lyon are competitors too. They can recover 3rd area and go level on points with PSG by beating Lens later on.
Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG had actually been fancied to relieve to another league title after winning 4-2 away in Lyon prior to the current global break, however this outcome raises doubts about their qualifications.