Angel Di Maria showed his worth when he set up the first goal and scored the winner to give PSG a 2-1 win over Ligue 1 champions Lille after Lionel Messi was injured.
Behind the hosts – without Kylian Mbappe due to illness – when Ligue 1 top scorer Jonathan David scored his eighth goal of the season in the 31st minute of the match.
Then Lionel Messi, suspected before the match due to a muscle problem, withdrew in the first half.
But Marquinhos converted Di Maria’s cross after 74 minutes before the Argentine stole the three points after one and two matches with Neymar just two minutes before the end of the match.
Paris Saint-Germain expands its lead over Lens at the top of the French League by ten points. Lille, who would have deserved better after a convincing first half, is 11th with 15 points.
German League – Hoffenheim beats Hertha
Hoffenheim He scored two goals with Andrej Kramaric and Sebastian Rudy in the first half to defeat 10 players Hertha Berlin 2-0 and grab a win in three games in all competitions.
The Berlin team entered the match with two consecutive wins in the league, lifting them from the bottom of the table and winning the second round of the German Cup in the middle of the week.
But they were nowhere to be seen in the first half as Kramaric fired the ball up front in the 19th minute after a fine move from Robert Skov and Ilhas Bebo, cleverly letting the ball through his legs until his teammate scored.
The Croatian has now scored nine goals in 11 matches against Hertha, more than any other team in the Bundesliga.
The hosts, who have so far won seven of their last nine home games in all competitions, maintained their position, and Skov hit the post with a resounding shot in the 36th minute, only for the rebound to land easily in Rudy’s who dialed in perfect to double their lead.
To make matters worse, Herta was left with 10 men when captain Dedrick Boyata was sent off with a straight red card for a late and very dangerous challenge to Angelo Stiller, who had to dislodge him due to an ankle injury.
Hertha coach Pal Darday continues his poor run for Hoffenheim in his 200th game for FC Berlin, and now has just one point in his seven visits, with his team dropping to 11th place with 12 points. Hoffenheim climbed to seventh place with 14 points.