French Ligue 1
NiceNice1PSGParis Saint Germain3

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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Digne (Paris Saint-Germain).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Hult (Nice).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 18th April 2015

  • NiceNice1PSGParis Saint Germain3
  • BastiaBastia1ReimsReims2
  • GuingampGuingamp1Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard1
  • LorientLorient0ToulouseToulouse1
  • MetzMetz3LensLens1
  • MonacoMonaco1RennesRennes1

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