And meanwhile Real scored twice in three minutes
Real Madrid, which PSG face on Wednesday in the Champions League, is also playing in the league tonight. At halftime, the Spanish club lead 2-1 against Real Sociedad.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men conceded a penalty from Mikel Oyarzabal in the 10th minute. But in the 40th, the young French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga equalized with a superb long shot. In the process, while Karim Benzema was denied a goal for offside, Luka Modric gave the advantage to Madrid (43rd).
Reactions to the break
Wijnaldum “It’s a tough game. They’re playing very well, we’re having trouble finding space to move on. They’re defending really well.”
Lemina “I think we prepared well for this match. We have a very compact unit. We manage to keep the ball in the offensive phase. We created a lot of chances, it’s up to us to make them happen now.”
The break in Nice!
Still no but after 5 halves between Nice and PSG this season. The Niçois are present in the duels and seem willing to try to make a big move, but Gouri hasn’t managed to make the difference yet. Paris is suffering and will have to show better to win.
Center of Daniluc…
The Niçois had split perfectly on the right side, but he was taken over by Bernat … who managed to deflect his cross. Navas grabs the ball in front of his cage with authority.
Gouiri from the outside!
The Gym striker escapes Verratti’s vigilance and tries a shot with the outside of his foot. It lacks the power to surprise Navas.
Dolberg searched the surface
The Danish striker is wanted in the PSG penalty area, on a strong cross. But Dolberg is well watched and hampered by Marquinhos and can’t really place his head.
This time, Messi makes the difference! With a small bridge, the player trained at La Masia makes the difference and accelerates on the halfway line. Lemina commits a gross fault and logically receives a yellow card.
Messi picked up by Thuram
The Argentinian is often in sight this evening, but without managing to make the final difference yet, like his partners. As a result, the match was lively but lacked clear chances.
Late tackle from Danilo…
The defensive midfielder arrives behind Gouiri, when the ball has already gone away, and catches the Niçois. Paris is suffering in the duels tonight.
The strong center of Bard
The former Lyonnais manages to take the open space in front of him, on the left flank, before placing a magnificent cross… which Rosario takes from the head with bad timing. The ball flies past the goal.
Lemina returns to Messi
The multiple Ballon d’Or had recovered the ball in the Nice half of the field and was trying to run towards the goal, but Lemina caught up with him running and put his foot on the ball. Without making a mistake.
Paris with the ball
For a moment at ten, the time for Neymar to wear off his shoes on the edge of the field, the Parisians quietly kept the ball … without being able to move forward. The PSG midfielder is under constant pressure from the opposing press.
Kluivert makes the difference
The Dutchman passes Juan Bernat on the right side of the Nice attack, on a good jerk, but is slightly annexed. The advantage is left to the people of Nice… who lose the ball.
nice grow again
Obviously, in front of their public, the OGCN does not want to be satisfied with the 0-0 draw and is projecting itself well towards the goal of PSG. Bard, however, misses his center, far too long to find a taker.
Di Maria against Benitez…
On an express counter-attack from PSG after a corner in favor of Nice which was difficult to get out, Angel Di Maria travels 50 meters with the ball at his feet before appearing in front of Benitez. The Nice goalkeeper wins his duel and rejects the Argentinian’s attempt.
Gouiri’s coiled strike!
When Nice accelerates, it goes very quickly. Thuram pierces the ball at the foot and transplants towards the axis, before relying on Dolberg. The Dane immediately plays on Gouiri, who places himself on his right foot and rolls up his shot… just next to the frame!
Nice concentrated in defense
Messi is trying to find openings in Christophe Galtier’s defense but Todibo is perfectly placed to step in before Neymar.
Strike of Gouiri!
The Niçois started the match very strong with the support of their supporters and a few firecrackers in the stands. Gouiri lights another at the foot, within sixteen meters. Navas dives to his first post and returns the shot.
Let’s go between Nice and Paris!
The kick-off of the match is given by Lionel Messi on the lawn of the Allianz Riviera. Will the Parisians finally manage to score a goal at Les Aiglons tonight?
The players are here!
The two teams enter the lawn and greet each other, as do Mauricio Pochettino and Christophe Galtier on the edge of the field.
Galtier thinks that “Paris will put out a great match”
At the microphone of Canal +, Christophe Galtier insisted on his desire to seek more than a new clean sheet against PSG: “Will Paris bring out the big match because on Wednesday they have a decisive match? It doesn’t matter who’s on the pitch. Obviously they’re going to put on a great game. It’s a difficult team to play. We knew in both games that we defended intelligently. But if you want to have the ambition of the ” win, you have to attack a lot more. In the use of the ball, our team block must be higher. We have to defend while advancing.”
A move to make in the standings for Nice
The Niçois, still in the fight for 2nd place with OM (not forgetting Rennes and Strasbourg, only 3 lengths behind), can carry out a great operation in the standings this evening. In the event of success or a draw, the Aiglons would pass in front of the Marseillais … who will have to get rid of AS Monaco tomorrow evening, at 8:45 p.m.
A game for Di Maria
The Argentinian, logically holder at the start of this match in Nice, a big card to play in the absence of Mbappé to assert himself as an essential link in the future of PSG … while his contract touches coming to an end in a few months.
The compositions revealed, Nice with Dolberg, PSG with Navas and Diallo
PSG, which cannot count on Mbappé or Hakimi, presents itself with a somewhat reshuffled team. In the defensive sector, Navas, Diallo and Bernat are preferred to Donnarumma, Kimpembe and Mendes. For the rest, there is no surprise: Messi is accompanied by Di Maria and Neymar.
On the side of OGC Nice, Galtier chose to establish Dolberg with Gouiri. Delort thus begins on the bench.
Lineups of the match:
OGC Nice: Benitez – Daniliuc, Todibo, Dante, Bard – Thuram, Lemina, Rosario, Kluivert – Gouiri, Dolberg.
Paris Saint Germain: Navas – Kehrer, Marquinhos, Diallo, Bernat – Pereira, Verratti, Wijnaldum – Di Maria, Messi, Neymar.
Christophe Galtier, pet peeve of PSG?
This evening, the Parisians found themselves at OGC Nice (9 p.m.) just a few weeks after their elimination during the penalty shootout in the Coupe de France. With Christophe Galtier at their head, the Aiglons are having a full season and are in the running for a place on the Ligue 1 podium. Above all, after two games without defeat at the Parc des Princes this season (0-0 in L1 and CDF) , they can hope to stand up to PSG.