Paris Saint Germain 2-0 Lille: French champions extend lead as Neymar returns
Paris St-Germain welcomed Neymar back from injury as the side of Thomas Tuchel defeated Lille to expand their lead to 11 points at the top of Ligue 1.
Brazil forward Neymar had been out of action since injuring his hamstring whilst on duty in October.
Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, on a season-long loan from Inter Milan, scored his 10th goal in nine games to place hosts PSG ahead after 17 minutes.
Angel di Maria doubled the advantage midway of the
Julian Draxler missed a glorious opportunity to bring a third for his side while Edinson Cavani scooped a shot over the crossbar, when put through on goal by Di Maria’s pass at the second half.
Neymar, who has featured this season, handled 65 minutes of action and provided moments of trickery.
Visitors Lille were unable to hurt the French champions despite Lille midfielder Xeka forcing a good save from Keylor Navas at the minutes, and so also dropped assistant trainer Joao Sacramento to Tottenham following the appointment of Jose Mourinho this week.
PSG will appear to keep their perfect Champions League group phase record away to Real Madrid on Tuesday (20:00 GMT).