Lille Beat Paris-Saint Germain In Season Curtain Raiser
Zeeshan Mehtab 2 months ago Mon 02nd August 2021 | 02:00 AM
Tel Aviv, Aug 1 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Aug, 2021 ) :Surprise French champions Lille beat Cup winners Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions Trophy season curtain raiser in balmy Tel Aviv on Sunday.
PSG arrived in Tel Aviv Saturday without Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel di Maria as well as new star signings Spanish defender Sergio Ramos and Italian 'keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
A positive test for Covid-19 ruled out PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
Lille brought a strong side and took the game to the Parisians, who they pipped to the French title last season by a single point in a tense run-in.
Some 27,500 fans were on hand to see the game at Bloomfield Stadium, home of Hapoel and Maccabi Tel Aviv, on a baking evening with regular water breaks for players with the temperature at 29C (84F.)