French Ligue 1
PSGParis Saint Germain3NiceNice1

Paris St-Germain 3-1 Nice

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores against Nice

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as leaders Paris St-Germain beat Nice 3-1 to strengthen their grip at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

The 32-year-old Sweden forward opened the scoring when he turned in a cross by Gregory Van der Wiel before doubling the lead from the penalty spot.

Nemanja Pejcinovic's close-range finish gave mid-table Nice hope.

But Ibrahimovic's eighth league goal of the season - a header from Lucas's cross - secured victory.

The former Juventus and Barcelona forward is in fine form as he prepares to face Cristiano Ronaldo, who also scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid, when Sweden meet Portugal in the first leg of a World Cup qualifying play off on 15 November.

The result lifted PSG five points clear of both Lille, who are in action against Guingamp later on Saturday, and Monaco at the top of the table.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 8Motta
  • 13da Dias Costa
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 25Rabiot
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forMenezat 79'minutes
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 7Menez
  • 21Digne
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 26Jallet
  • 29Lucas Moura

Nice

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16VeroneseBooked at 57mins
  • 15Puel
  • 3Kolodziejczak
  • 22MendySubstituted forAmaviat 59'minutes
  • 24BodmerSubstituted forGomisat 28'minutes
  • 4Pejcinovic
  • 10BrülsSubstituted forHonoratat 76'minutes
  • 6Digard
  • 12Cvitanich
  • 8Traoré
  • 13Eysseric

Substitutes

  • 5Gomis
  • 7Abriel
  • 20Bruins
  • 23Bosetti
  • 33Amavi
  • 34Honorat
  • 50Mandrea
Referee:
Amaury Delerue
Attendance:
45,599

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamNice
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Nice 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Nice 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Didier Digard (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mahamane Traoré.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Zlatan Ibrahimovic tries a through ball, but Blaise Matuidi is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Silva tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Valentin Eysseric (Nice).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Nice. Conceded by Adrien Rabiot.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Didier Digard (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Honorat.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

  12. Post update

    Valentin Eysseric (Nice) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  14. Post update

    Didier Digard (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Alex tries a through ball, but Jérémy Menez is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Grégoire Puel (Nice).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Franck Honorat (Nice) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Didier Digard.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 9th November 2013

  • PSGParis Saint Germain3NiceNice1
  • BastiaBastia1RennesRennes0
  • GuingampGuingamp0LilleLille0
  • LorientLorient0ReimsReims0
  • ToulouseToulouse1AjaccioAjaccio1
  • ValenciennesValenciennes1MontpellierMontpellier1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG139402781931
2Lille138321541127
3Monaco1375121111026
4Nantes126241610620
5Reims134721512319
6Marseille125341612418
7Saint-Étienne125341715218
8Guingamp135351614218
9Bastia135351519-418
10Rennes134541613317
11Bordeaux124531614217
12Nice135261416-217
13Evian Thonon Gaillard134451521-616
14Toulouse134451119-816
15Lyon124351715215
16Montpellier132831617-114
17Lorient133281123-1211
18Valenciennes132381120-99
19Ajaccio13157919-108
20Sochaux121471022-127
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