Ligue 1 defending champions Lille were beaten 5-1 on Sunday by Paris St-Germain who have now gone 13 points clear at the top of the French league.

In the match, Barcelona legend, Lionel Messi scored only his second Ligue 1 goal in the 38th minute.

PSG took control in the early part of the match and got a reward for their efforts after Ivo Grbic dropped a cross and Danilo Pereira converted it.

Lille displayed competitiveness when they levelled through Sven Botman’s half-volley from Hatem Ben Arfa’s cross.

Presnel Kimpembe scored from close range and Messi latched onto a loose ball before clipping a shot over Grbic.

Danilo’s quest to score more goals came through when he drove in his second and Kylian Mbappe curled in a beautiful fifth.

The win for PSG is a good one for Mauricio Pochettino and his team after their French Cup defeat on penalties against Nice during the week.

Messi who is known for scoring goals all through his career, has now scored two league goals in 13 appearances for PSG –

The 34-year-old scored against Nantes in November and bagged five in five in the Champions League.