Lionel Messi hit a sensational curled objective to set the lead for PSG within the 68th minute, best ten mins after Lens centre again Kevin Danso used to be despatched off for receiving his moment yellow card of the event.
But what took place subsequent within the Parc des Prince used to be strange as a gaggle of enthusiasts, being incited through extremely enthusiasts affiliation Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP), began to depart the stadium quarter-hour from the common time in protest on the membership’s Champions League go out to Real Madrid.
Adding to PSG’s sadness, Corentin Jean scored a last-gasp equalizer to scouse borrow a treasured level for Lens, who’re striving for a spot within the continental competitions subsequent season however in the meantime dampening the already muted championship birthday celebration.
“It’s a shame for the atmosphere,” captain Marquinhos stated within the post-match interview.
“Too bad it’s not with the supporters, but we have to deal with it. There is always the good side, but you also have to take the bad side,” the Brazilian defender added. “Even if we haven’t been very far in Europe, in France there are difficult trips. It’s always an effort to make, this is why our work must be valued.”
“That’s something I don’t understand,” stated midfielder Marco Verratti. “I know that they were disappointed about Madrid, but at some point, you have to move on.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s facet are 16 issues forward of second-placed Marseille, who’ve 5 video games to play and don’t seem to be conceivable to meet up with the capital-based staff.
PSG moved degree with Saint-Etienne, who received their tenth identify in 1981 however are combating to stick within the first department this season. Only two of PSG’s league titles – in 1986 and 1994 – had been topped ahead of Qatar Sports Investments took over the membership in 2011.
For former Tottenham head trainer Pochettino, who changed Thomas Tuchel as PSG supervisor in January 2021, it used to be his first league identify however the way forward for the Argentine in Paris used to be unsure as he used to be one of the crucial males that used to be the objective of the indignant supporters.