Ligue 1 match report Nice v Paris Saint-Germain 29 September 2018


Adrien Rabiot went close with an ambitious drive early on but Walter Benitez saved easily. Another chance fell to PSG as Kylian Mbappe shot from a tight angle after a nice delivery from Neymar.

Alphonse Areola was called to his bit of action after saving from close-range off a strike from Myziane Maolida on six minutes.

Neymar broke the ice at the midway point after unleashing a scorching strike from just outside the box.

The floodgates had seemingly opened, as Rabiot pushed for his goal after cracking the side-netting on 38 minutes.

The start of the second half brought an increase in tempo for the visitors. As such, Christopher Nkunku made the most of Mbappe’s rebound to double their tally.

A breakaway from Mbappe opened up space for his teammates, but the teen sensation opts for a shot instead on 55 minutes.

Two minutes later, Thomas Tuchel brought on Juan Bernat in place of Nkunku as his first substitution from the dugout.

A foul on Neymar by Wylan Cyprien urged a dismissal and the hosts were down to 10 men for the rest of the match after two minutes.

In control and comfortably, Thiago Silva looked to add to their tally but his goal-bound header was cleared off the line on 67 minutes.

PSG made a double change, as Marco Verratti took the spot of Angel Di Maria followed by Maxim Choupo-Moting entering for Moussa Diaby.

With time drawing to a close, Neymar looked for his second and came close with a chip shot that Benitez partially deflected before seeing it cleared by his defence.

The Brazilian superstar wasn’t to be denied a second time, as he finished off a move in added time to complete his brace and maintain their perfect start.