Paris Saint-Germain vs Lille LIVE Football Score 12 Feb 2023

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Paris Saint-Germain vs Lille

Paris Saint-Germain vs Lille LIVE Football Score 12 Feb 2023

About the match

It has apparently taken just six months for the trigger-happy PSG hierarchy to consider parting ways with Galtier, who holds the unwanted honour of overseeing three successive defeats for the French champions for the first time since 2011.

Following a Coupe de France elimination at the hands of Marseille and defeat to Monaco in Ligue 1, a carbon copy of the 2019-20 Champions League final was played out in Paris against Bayern, who gleaned a one-goal advantage in their last-16 tie courtesy of Kingsley Coman’s winner.

Not since the days of Antoine Kombouare 11 years ago had PSG suffered a trio of consecutive losses, and should former Lille boss Galtier fail to inspire a turnaround in fortunes over the coming weeks, another swift managerial sacking could be on the cards as the Parisiens’ owners continue to dream of Zinedine Zidane.

Despite their ailing form – which has seen them fail to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six matches – the Ligue 1 champions still boast a healthy five-point lead over Marseille at the top of the table, and their unbeaten top-flight streak at home now stands at a whopping 33 matches.

Galtier was at the helm when Lille inflicted PSG’s most recent Ligue 1 home defeat in April 2021, and while most of the Frenchman’s title-winning crop from that season have moved onto pastures new, Les Dogues still possess an armoury of tools to hurt the wounded champions further.

Few could have ever predicted two New York-born strikers fighting for Golden Boot supremacy in Ligue 1, but Lille’s Jonathan David moved ever closer to catching Folarin Balogun at the top of the goalscoring charts with a game-winning brace against Strasbourg last weekend.

The Canada international firstly slotted home a penalty after Edon Zhegrova was felled by Lucas Perrin, and he soon made it 14 for the season after Matz Sels parried Jonathan Bamba’s effort into a dangerous area, wrapping up the win for his side before the half-time whistle had blown.

While being a far cry from the team they were during Galtier’s reign, Lille’s streak of solidity under Paulo Fonseca has Les Dogues firmly in the continental mix as they occupy fifth place in the table, but they have five and six-point gaps to make up to Lens and Monaco respectively.

Dreams of a Champions League return may therefore be slightly far-fetched for Lille, whose patchy form on the road has done them no favours in that regard, as Les Dogues have just three wins under their belt from their last eight Ligue 1 contests away from home.

Galtier’s return to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in December ended with PSG demolishing Lille 7-1, having also prevailed in both contests by an aggregate score of 7-2 last season, and getting one over his former club would be the perfect way for the under-fire Frenchman to get back into the owners’ good books.

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