PSG vs Lille, Lionel Messi in Ligue 1: Live broadcast, start time, TV, how to watch
Paris Saint-Germain will look to open a double-digit lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings on Friday afternoon when they host Lille (10th) at the Parc des Princes. As the competition approaches, PSG hold seven points ahead of second-placed Lens, while Lille (15 points) can climb to fifth place with a surprise victory. While Lionel Messi is still looking for his first league goal with PSG, superstar Kylian Mbappe leads the French giants with team records in goals (five) and assists (four) in 11 Ligue 1 matches.
How to watch Paris Saint-Germain vs Lille (Ligue 1 2021)
What time does the match start? Where can I watch it on TV? – Friday’s game will start at 3:00 p.m. EST for viewers in the United States and will be broadcast on television via be in sports. (Channel finder: Verizon | AT&T | Comcast | Spectrum / Charter | Optimum / Altice | DIRECTV | Plate)
Live steam options: be in sports | Sling | fuboTV – Cable subscribers can use the TV provider login credentials to watch via be in sports. If you don’t have cable, you can also watch the game by signing up to streaming services like Sling Where fuboTV, which has a free trial.
More coverage via Associated Press:
PARIS (AP) – Instead of challenging at the top of the French league, defending champion Lille is simply trying to stay in the top half of the standings.
Lille have struggled to be consistent in their attempt to support the team’s unexpected triumph and currently sit 10th in the 20-team championship. His next game won’t help matters, as he will play against leaders Paris Saint-Germain on Friday, the team he beat for the title last season.
Then there is a trip to Seville in the Champions League on Tuesday.
âIt’s difficult because I really want to have a good season where we can fight for a place in the top four. It’s difficult for us, the French champion, to accept such a situation, âsaid Lille central defender Jose Fonte after last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Brest. âI’m not afraid to play against Paris or play against Sevilla. I know players always show up in big games.
Lille beat PSG 1-0 to win the Champions Trophy – a match between the French champion and the French Cup winner – in August and beat Marseille 2-0 in the league this month ago. therefore signs that the club can reproduce its form since last year. But the team lost just three games last season and have already lost four to 11 games this season.
The offseason transfer window has almost certainly had an impact on the team’s success this year as well. Lille sold goalkeeper Mike Maignan to AC Milan, midfielder Boubakary Soumare to Leicester and winger Luiz Araujo to Atlanta United.
PSG, meanwhile, have brought in Lionel Messi from Barcelona, ââSergio Ramos from Real Madrid, Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan, Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool, Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan and Nuno Mendes from Sporting Lisbon.
Lille striker Jonathan David leads the league with seven goals so far this season, but Burak Yilmaz and Jonathan Bamba have been less prolific than last year.
Lille also lost title-winning coach Christophe Galtier, who moved to Nice.
âWe are creating more chances than last season when the team performed very well,â said Jocelyn Gourvennec, Galtier’s successor as coach. âTo me that means two things. First, it means that we prepare well and put ourselves in a position to injure the opponent in his area. And the second thing is that we are not clinical. â¦ We need to further convert the opportunities we create.
PSG, who lead by seven points at second-placed Lens, have also put in unconvincing performances this season – and have reportedly had off-pitch distractions to deal with involving Ander Herrera and Mauro Icardi.
The leaders will also have to do without Kylian Mbappe, who will miss the game with an infection, and possibly Messi, who has a “little muscle problem,” PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday.
In the other matches, Lens will play in Lyon on Saturday, while Nice, third, will play in Angers and Marseille, fourth, in Clermont on Sunday.