Paris Saint-Germain extended Ligue 1’s lead to 13 points with a 4-3 home win against Bordeaux on Sunday, but the French champions were exposed again on the back and sent off Neymar.
A brace from Marquinhos, Edinson Cavani’s 200th PSG goal and a goal from Kylian Mbappe put the team ahead on 65 points in 26 games, but they lost captain Thiago Silva due to a muscle injury and Neymar collected a second yellow card for a late challenge in rest time. .
Bordeaux, who scored with Hwang Ui-jo, Pablo and Ruben Pardo, is twelfth with 35 points.
On Sunday the Rennais in third place beat Nimes 2-1 at the start to narrow the gap to Marseille in second place by eight points.
Five days after losing 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League 16 round of 16, PSG did little to reassure their fans.
The players had written “Stay Strong China” on their shirts to show their support for the coronavirus victims that killed over 2,000 people in China.
In the difficult first half, Silva limped on the pitch in the 16th minute with a muscle problem and was replaced by Idrissa Gueye.
Hwang came home from Nicolas de Preville’s corner while the PSG defense was taken by surprise in the 18th minute, only for the best scorer of all time Cavani of the hosts to equalize with a cross header by Angel Di Maria seven minutes later.
The hosts increased the pressure and Cavani hit the carpentry shop before Mbappe forced Benoit Costil to make an excellent save in the half hour.
Marquinhos deflected Di Maria’s free kick with the shoulder to bring the home team forward three minutes ahead in the first half, only for Pablo to draw a minute later in a farcical way.
Sergio Rico’s second-choice clearance from Marco Verratti’s rear pass bounced off Pablo’s knee and on goal.
PSG, however, accelerated after half-time and Marquinhos led the French champions 63 minutes later, hitting the ball at home after Costil saved a Cavani header in his path.
Six minutes later, Mbappe doubled the close-range advantage after being established by Cavani.
PSG remained on tiptoe until the final whistle when Pardo hit the top corner with a superb strike seven minutes from the end.
Neymar was therefore sent off for a difficult and late challenge on Yacine Adli.