French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 1-0 Nice

Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored six Ligue 1 goals this season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's penalty moved Paris St-Germain a point behind Ligue 1 leaders Marseille as they beat Nice.

The Sweden striker netted his sixth league goal of the season after Lucas Moura was fouled in the area.

Laurent's Blanc side were far from convincing and Nice went close to an equaliser when Jordan Amavi's header came back off the post.

Nice improved considerably in the second half but the hosts held on to record a ninth consecutive victory.

Ibrahimovic, who scored against his old club as PSG beat Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday, took just 15 minutes to make his mark against Nice.

Javier Pastore's pass released Lucas, who was bundled over, and Ibrahimovic netted the spot-kick.

Blanc's side, unbeaten in 21 matches, lost control of the match in the second half and were fortunate to take all three points.

As the tempo dropped, Blanc brought on Ezequiel Lavezzi for Lucas and Adrien Rabiot for Blaise Matuidi but PSG failed to further threaten the Nice goal.

Instead it was the visitors who looked most likely to score, with Amavi's header hitting Salvatore Sirigu's left post in the 79th minute.

Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped PSG maintain their 21-match unbeaten run

Line-ups

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 21Digne
  • 27Pastore
  • 8MottaBooked at 78minsSubstituted forMarquinhosat 83'minutes
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forRabiotat 64'minutes
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forLavezziat 64'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 6Camara
  • 16Maignan
  • 17Maxwell
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot

Nice

  • 1Hassen
  • 21PalunBooked at 81mins
  • 25Genevois
  • 5Gomis
  • 19Amavi
  • 22Mendy
  • 33RafetraniainaSubstituted forCarlos Eduardoat 72'minutes
  • 15PuelSubstituted forCvitanichat 81'minutes
  • 10Eysseric
  • 11BautheacSubstituted forHultat 45'minutes
  • 14PléaBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 3Carlos Eduardo
  • 12Cvitanich
  • 13Hult
  • 16Pouplin
  • 20Diawara
  • 23Bosetti
  • 34Koziello
Referee:
Sébastien Desiage
Attendance:
45,542

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamNice
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Nice 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Nice 0.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Amavi (Nice).

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lloyd Palun (Nice).

Attempt missed. Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Genevois (Nice).

Foul by Serge Aurier (Paris Saint Germain).

Jordan Amavi (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

Jordan Amavi (Nice) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

Valentin Eysseric (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos replaces Thiago Motta.

Offside, Nice. Jordan Amavi tries a through ball, but Dario Cvitanich is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Dario Cvitanich replaces Grégoire Puel.

Booking

Lloyd Palun (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lloyd Palun (Nice).

Attempt missed. Jordan Amavi (Nice) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Valentin Eysseric following a set piece situation.

Booking

Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Grégoire Puel (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by David Luiz.

Attempt saved. Jordan Amavi (Nice) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlos Eduardo with a cross.

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

Carlos Eduardo (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Serge Aurier with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Carlos Eduardo replaces Albert Rafetraniaina.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

Attempt blocked. Alassane Pléa (Nice) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Amavi with a cross.

Attempt saved. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Lucas Moura.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Adrien Rabiot replaces Blaise Matuidi.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Marseille15111332131934
2PSG1596029101933
3Lyon1483327111627
4Rennes157441814425
5Bordeaux147342118324
6Nantes156631311224
7Saint-Étienne146531312123
8Reims156451622-622
9Montpellier156361414021
10Monaco155551718-120
11Nice155371720-318
12Metz155371520-518
13Toulouse155281922-317
14Lille13445912-316
15Lorient155191419-516
16Caen153571820-214
17Lens154291418-414
18Bastia153571219-714
19Evian Thonon Gaillard134181222-1013
20Guingamp1440101025-1512
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