PSG surrender Ligue 1 title to Lille as Neymar misses ‘one of the WORST penalties you’ll ever see’ against Brest
Neymar missed ‘one of the worst penalties you’ll ever see’ as Paris Saint-Germain surrendered their Ligue 1 crown on the final day of the season.
Lille held their nerve to claim a first title in 10 years with top goalscorer Burak Yilmaz on target in a 2-1 win at Angers which clinched the championship.
Christophe Galtier’s men knew victory on the road would ensure Paris St Germain’s result away to Brest was insignificant and the leaders produced a professional display to secure a 24th league win, with Jonathan David’s 10th-minute opener a key settler for the away side.
One point was all that separated Lille – who endured a nervy finale after Angelo Fulgini’s stoppage-time goal – and the Champions League semi-finalists, who failed to win the title for the first time in four years.
While Mauricio Pochettino watched his players seal a 26th victory out of 38 in the division, 2-0 following Romain Faivre’s own-goal and a Kylian Mbappe strike, PSG had to settle for second after losing eight times throughout the domestic campaign.
Yet it was Neymar’s penalty which irked plenty of PSG fans, as the Parisians were awarded a penalty midway through the first half after Angel Di Maria was brought down in the box.
The Brazilian stepped up to take the spot-kick, but the pressure got to the 29-year-old instead, with Neymar dragging his effort wide of the post despite Brest goalkeeper Gautier Larsonneur offering the superstar two thirds of the goal to aim at.
It worked a treat and he sent the ball wide and there was a plethora of reaction on Twitter.