Goncalo Ramos and Randal Kolo Muani step up as PSG extend Ligue 1 lead with comfortable win over Lille without Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain showed few signs of struggling without their star man, and temporarily have a double-digit Ligue 1 lead

Randal Kolo Muani PSG 2023-24

Lille took the lead early, Yusuf Yazici finishing from close range after a neat move down the right wing. But PSG responded. The Parisians found the net twice within 10 minutes, Ramos grabbing one before an Alexsandro Ribiero own goal gave them a 2-1 lead. Kolo Muani wrapped up the contest with an 81st minute tap in.

Luis Enrique made a number of changes to his starting XI, with the Parisians facing a tricky Champions League tie with Real Sociedad midweek. One entrant into the side was Keylor Navas, the veteran goalkeeper making his third start of the season.

Goncalo Ramos PSG 2023-24

  • Could this be the day where Ramos‘ PSG fortunes changed? He certainly offered enough over the course of his time on the pitch to suggest that he can be an impact player in Paris. The Portuguese international took his goal well, and was a handful all night, winning knockdowns, running the channels, and linking effectively with his fellow forwards. He is certainly not one of Luis Enrique’s go-to options – not yet at least. But performances like this suggest that he can surely offer a lot in the months to come.

  • Alexsandro Riberio Lille PSG 2023-24
  • What a nightmare Ribeiro had. This was a mistake-ridden afternoon for the centre-back. He gave the ball away in the run-up to PSG‘s well-constructed equaliser inside 10 minutes. And he went one better shortly after that, lazily turning a cross into his own net to hand the Parisians a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Lille needed to be perfect at the back here to survive. Ribeiro alone ensured that there would be no upset in the French capital.
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • It makes sense that Luis Enrique protected some of his big names. PSG have other priorities here, starting with the Champions League on Tuesday. The Parisians face Real Sociedad on Wednesday in the first leg of their last 16 clash.

  • Randal Kolo Muani PSG 2023-24


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