Mbappe slams referee after PSG loss as Draxler is restrained in tunnel

Paris Saint-Germain
star Kylian Mbappe
took aim at the referee while team-mate Julian Draxler
had to be restrained in the tunnel after a humiliating 5-1 defeat by Lille. 
Thomas Tuchel's side had the chance to wrap up another Ligue 1
title but those plans quickly evaporated as the Parisians collapsed, before turning their anger towards the referee in the tunnel afterwards.  
Mbappe was visibly seething coming off the pitch at the Stade Pierre Mauroy and coverage showed the French striker complaining about the referee. 
??? "Il nous prend la Coupe de la Ligue cet arbitre, il nous prend des joueurs, il nous prend tout !" #LOSCPSG
— J+1 (@jplusun) April 14, 2019
'This referee takes the Coupe de la Ligue from us, he takes our players from us, he takes everything,' Mbappe said. 
Draxler found himself raging as he was urged to calm down by goalkeeper Alphonse Areola as he made his feelings known to officials.
The German said: 'We have VAR so why don't you use it? Explain that to me!' 
One point away to Lille, who are second domestically, would have been enough to secure the title but it all quickly unravelled. 
: Maignan; Celik, Jose Fonte, Soumaoro (Gabriel 45+4), Kone; Mendes, Xeka (Soumare 69); Pepe, Ikone (Rui Fonte 66), Bamba; Remy
Subs not used
: Jakubech, Araujo, Pied, Mandava
: Meunier OG (7), Pepe (51), Bamba (65), Gabriel (71), Jose Fonte (84)
: Mendes 
PSG (3-4-2-1)
: Areola; Dagba, Silva (Kehrer 16), Kimpembe; Meunier (Diaby 24), Paredes, Verratti, Bernat; Alves, Draxler (Kurzawa 85); Mbappe
Subs not used
: Buffon, Choupo-Moting, Nkunku
: Bernat (11)
: Verratti, Draxler, Mbappe 
Sent off
: Bernat 
: Benoit Bastien
A frantic start to the game saw PSG equalise through Juan Bernat after an own goal from Thomas Meunier had given the hosts a surprise lead. 
The game was finely poised at 1-1 with 10 minutes before half-time, only for referee Benoit Bastien to find himself making a decision that altered proceedings immeasurably. 
Nicolas Pepe was racing through on goal following a through ball and after a tangle with goal scorer Bernat, the PSG defender was swiftly shown a straight red card, much to the annoyance of his team-mates who pleaded his innocence. 
Tuchel's side collapsed in the second half with goals from Pepe, Jonathan Bamba, Gabriel and Jose Fonte inflicting PSG's heaviest league defeat since 2000 - a 5-1 loss to Sedan on that occasion.   
The sending off - as well as two goals from Mbappe being disallowed - changed the game and was the big area of contention in PSG's camp as they departed to the dressing room at the end. 

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