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Neymar returns to help PSG beat Lille and extend Ligue 1 lead

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Neymar returns to help PSG beat Lille and extend Ligue 1 lead
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain v Lille - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - November 22, 2019 Paris St Germain's Mauro Icardi celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Christian Hartmann   -   Copyright  CHRISTIAN HARTMANN(Reuters)

(Reuters) – Paris St Germain’s Brazil forward Neymar made his comeback from injury as they enjoyed a 2-0 home win over Lille on Friday to move a provisional 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

First-half goals from Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria put the hosts ahead and Lille never seriously threatened a comeback.

Neymar had not featured for the champions since Oct. 5 due to a hamstring problem but returned to the starting lineup to help his side ease to victory at the Parc des Princes.

PSG moved to 33 points ahead of second-placed Olympique Marseille, who visit second-bottom Toulouse on Sunday, while Lille are seventh on 19.