PARIS: Kylian Mbappe with blue hair, scored a penalty as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 over Lorient who played 10 men early this morning and then placed the defending champion just one point behind Lille ahead of a visit to the league leaders this weekend. .
Mbappe’s second half penalty, after Andrew Gravillon was sent off and Moise Kean’s goal helped PSG create a win after Lille, beating Dijon with the same goal.
Lyon fell to third place in the league, one point behind PSG, after a dramatic 2-2 draw against Brest.
Marseille, who have two games in hand and a top three, are five points behind leaders after losing 2-1 to Rennes.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel after the match said Neymar, who suffered an ankle injury last Sunday against Lyon, could return this weekend.
“For Neymar we will do anything – that’s good news,” said the German operator.
“I can’t say ‘No, he won’t play against Lille’. It can be done. We can try, we will try anything.”