French Ligue 1
Nice1PSG3

Nice 1-3 Paris Saint Germain

Paris St-Germain celebrate their opening goal
Paris St-Germain have lost just once in their last 10 meetings with Nice

Javier Pastore scored twice to help Paris St-Germain beat Nice and return to the top of Ligue 1.

The Argentina midfielder slotted in a low shot after Lucas Moura's pass but Mathieu Bodmer levelled with a drive after Said Benrahma's delivery.

Pastore made it 2-1 on the rebound after brilliantly juggling with the ball before his initial shot.

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani made it 3-1 from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Jordan Amavi.

It was PSG's fourth successive league win and it moved them a point above Lyon.

Laurent Blanc's team had dropped to second following Lyon's 2-0 win over Bastia on Wednesday.

The French title-holders were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the Champions League but responded with their sixth successive win over Nice, despite being without Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic because of suspension.

Line-ups

Nice

  • 16Pouplin
  • 15Puel
  • 25Genevois
  • 24Bodmer
  • 19AmaviBooked at 75mins
  • 22Mendy
  • 33RafetraniainaSubstituted forDigardat 57'minutes
  • 34BenrahmaSubstituted forHultat 62'minutes
  • 3de Oliveira Alves
  • 10Eysseric
  • 14PléaSubstituted forBosettiat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hassen
  • 5Gomis
  • 6Digard
  • 13Hult
  • 18Maupay
  • 21Palun
  • 23Bosetti

PSG

  • 30SiriguBooked at 76mins
  • 19Aurier
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 32David Luiz
  • 21Digne
  • 27PastoreBooked at 32mins
  • 4CabayeSubstituted forMatuidiat 60'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forBahebeckat 73'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forCabelino Andradeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 14Matuidi
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 35Lacazette
Referee:
Sébastien Desiage
Attendance:
25,145

Match Stats

Home TeamNiceAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Nice 1, Paris Saint-Germain 3.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Maxwell.

Attempt missed. Alexy Bosetti (Nice) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Valentin Eysseric with a headed pass following a fast break.

Foul by Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint-Germain).

Romain Genevois (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Valentin Eysseric (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carlos Eduardo.

Attempt saved. Valentin Eysseric (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Carlos Eduardo (Nice) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Maxwell replaces Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Foul by Lucas Digne (Paris Saint-Germain).

Nampalys Mendy (Nice) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niklas Hult (Nice).

Attempt saved. Carlos Eduardo (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain).

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

Attempt missed. Valentin Eysseric (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Didier Digard.

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain).

Nampalys Mendy (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint-Germain).

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

Booking

Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jordan Amavi (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Amavi (Nice).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Jean-Christophe Bahebeck replaces Lucas Moura.

Foul by Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain).

Niklas Hult (Nice) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Alexy Bosetti replaces Alassane Pléa.

Goal!

Goal! Nice 1, Paris Saint-Germain 3. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Paris Saint-Germain. Edinson Cavani draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jordan Amavi (Nice) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Didier Digard.

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Jordan Amavi.

Goal!

Goal! Nice 1, Paris Saint-Germain 2. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Niklas Hult replaces Said Benrahma.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Blaise Matuidi replaces Yohan Cabaye.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 18th April 2015

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  • LorientLorient0ToulouseToulouse1
  • MetzMetz3LensLens1
  • MonacoMonaco1RennesRennes1

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