Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Nice 0.
Paris St-Germain 1-0 Nice
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.
- 2Thiago Silva
- 32David Luiz
- 8MottaBooked at 78minsSubstituted forMarquinhosat 83'minutes
- 14MatuidiSubstituted forRabiotat 64'minutes
- 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forLavezziat 64'minutes
- 17Cabelino Andrade
- 23Van der Wiel
- 21PalunBooked at 81mins
- 33RafetraniainaSubstituted forde Oliveira Alvesat 72'minutes
- 15PuelSubstituted forCvitanichat 81'minutes
- 11BautheacSubstituted forHultat 45'minutes
- 14PléaBooked at 45mins
- 3de Oliveira Alves
- Sébastien Desiage
- Shots on Target
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, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos replaces Thiago Motta.
Offside, Nice. Jordan Amavi tries a through ball, but Dario Cvitanich is caught offside.