PARIS (Dispatches) - French champions Lille won the Trophee des Champions, or French Super Cup, for the first time after beating French Cup winners Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 on Sunday.
Lille scored the winning goal in the 45th minute through Portuguese midfielder Xeka’s long-range effort.
PSG dominated the second half, but a huge miss by Abdou Diallo (57’) and a disallowed goal scored from an offside position by Mauro Icardi (74’), left the Parisians disappointed.
PSG played without several key players. Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and new signing Sergio Ramos are all working their way back to full match fitness, while other absentees included Gianluigi Donnarumma, Marco Verratti, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Pablo Sarabia and Marquinhos, all of whom are on an extended break after featuring for their national teams last month.
PSG’s Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye missed the match after testing positive for COVID-19, according to reports.