Ligue 1: PSG March On With Record 12th Successive Win
French champions Paris St Germain beat Lille 2-1 in Ligue 1 on Friday to break the record for the best start to a season in Europe’s top five leagues with their 12th successive win.
France forward Kylian Mbappe and Brazilian Neymar scored the goals as PSG surpassed the 11 victories Tottenham Hotspur notched up to begin the 1960-61 English top flight campaign.
Neymar made it 2-0 with a clinical finish in the 84th before Nicolas Pepe netted a stoppage-time penalty for Lille, who matched the home side for long spells with an adventurous approach and incisive passing.
PSG always looked more dangerous, though, as Mbappe went close with a low shot in the 10th minute before Maignan denied Angel Di Maria from close range and Brazilian defender Marquinhos headed over the bar following a corner.
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