Great for football as Lille hammer PSG. But if I saw five goals coming, why couldn’t Jack Ross?

  • Monsieur Salut: sisha for a soothsayer

    It is one of those scorelines to be grateful for.Lille were supposed to stand aside and let moneybags Paris Saint-Germain sweep to another Ligue 1 title. Instead, it ended 5-1 to the home side and theoretically, if only theoretically, they could still catch Mbappé and his pals in the remaining games.

    What is more, I saw it coming. Maybe Jack Ross needs my guidance in future before a Sunderland defence again defies logic, takes the afternoon off and allows opponents to hit five.

    I didn’t get it 100 per cent right in this top-of-the-table French clash (I almost wrote battle between first and second but the 17-point gap, even after this heartening result, makes that phrase seem meaningless).

    But 25-26 hours ago, I got up, checked my phone and saw that PSG had crashed to a 5-1 defeat to put their latest title celebrations on hold. But when I searched further, I saw their game was not until last night.

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