BARD NOT FAR FROM SECOND BASE!
Diop again shifts Atal who crosses hard at the far post towards Bard! The left side eliminates Hakimi on control and continues with a right half-volley! It’s above!
A few minutes after the start of the second half, Nice equalized! Found on the right, Atal adjusts a magnificent cross for Diop who is too short but not Laborde who finishes the job with the right foot!
PARIS AHEAD THANKS TO A GREAT FREE KICK FROM MESSI!
It’s the break at the Park! PSG lead 1-0 against Nice thanks to a flash of genius from Lionel Messi. Jostled without being worried during the first 20 minutes, Paris relied on Lionel Messi, scorer on a free kick. For his first tenure, Hugo Ekitike was active without getting a chance.
THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MESSI!
With the stick on this action, Messi finds Bernat on the side and the Spaniard gives him the ball! Messi lights up with a touch but Schmeichel deflects for a corner!
Messi misses the target
Good discount from Ekitike for Messi who continues with a one-touch strike! It is way above!
Neymar is above
This time, Lionel Messi leaves his place to Neymar who tries the open side! It’s just above the Schmeichel transverse tree!
The people of Nice are playing with fire
Another free kick at the entrance to the area for PSG! The public approves and screams their desire to see Messi score a new one.
Messi’s 60th career free kick
Lionel Messi continues to make history with his 60th career free kick! It’s just exceptional…
MESSI FINDS SCHMEICHEL’S SKYLIGHT!
Free kick at the entrance to the surface for Messi … The Argentinian goes over the wall and finds Schmeichel’s skylight! What a goal of South American genius!
Dante takes his yellow
Leaving in an ultra-fast rush, Lionel Messi is mowed down by Dante who takes a yellow card immediately. The first of the game!
Very active ekitike
Holder for the first time this evening, Hugo Ekitike tries to show himself and find support with Messi and Neymar!
Neymar and Ekitike contained
Neymar and Ekitike try to combine in the center but the defense of the Aiglons resists and recovers the ball in the feet of the Brazilian.
The people of Nice are well in place
For the moment, the Gym players are very well in place and are bothering PSG’s ball comebacks!
Messi tries to make a difference
The Parisians are getting impatient and Messi tries to make the difference alone but his through pass to Hakimi is intercepted!
Messi misses the target with a free kick
Very good free kick to follow for PSG after a foul by Laborde on Neymar. Messi takes the set piece from 30 meters and does not find the frame!
It combines well with Diop and Bard and the former Lyonnais center very strong in the area! Donnarumma clears the ball with his fists!
PSG high pressure
The Nice players are trying to throw all the balls back without swinging in front, but PSG are pressing hard!
The stat that is good for PSG
Paris are undefeated in their last 17 Ligue 1 matches, the longest running streak (13 wins, 4 draws).
PSG-NICE KICK OFF!
And let’s go for this PSG-Nice at the Parc des Princes! On the occasion of the reunion between Christophe Galtier and the Aiglons, Neymar’s partners will try to win to regain control of the championship ahead of OM!
And if Nice became the real pet peeve of PSG?
Nice is one of the 2 teams with Lens not to have lost against Paris last season in Ligue 1 (1 win, 1 draw) and the only one against which PSG remained silent on the 2 confrontations.
PSG even remain on 3 matches without scoring against the Gym in all competitions (0-0 in 8th of the Coupe de France 2022), a first against the same opponent under QSI.
The Parisian eleven, with Mbappé on the bench
The composition of PSG
Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Mukiele – Hakimi, Ruiz, Vitinha, Bernat – Neymar, Messi, Ekitike
The PSG bench
Navas, Danilo, Bitshiabu, Mendes, Renato Sanches, Zaire-Emery, Soler, Sarabia, Mbappé
The Nice composition, with the tenure of Ross Barkley
The composition of OGC Nice
Schmeichel – Atal, Dante, Viti, Bard – Lemina, Thuram, Rosario – Barkley, Laborde, Diop.
The gym bench
Bulka, Lotomba, Mendy, Bech Sorensen, Beka Beka, Ramsey, Brahimi, Delort, Pepe.
How Ekitike experienced his debut while waiting for his probable first start against Nice
Freshly arrived at Paris Saint-Germain last July Hugo Ekitike should celebrate his first tenure this Saturday evening at the Parc des Princes against Nice. The opportunity for him to really launch his season.
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Welcome to RMC Sport to follow live commentary on the match of the 9th day of Ligue 1 between Paris Saint-Germain and OGC Nice. The kick-off will be given at 9 p.m. at the Parc des Princes. PSG is under pressure after OM’s victory in Angers (0-3) on Friday evening. The Marseillais temporarily took the lead in the championship with a point lead over the Parisians. Les Aiglons are 13th in the standings.