French Ligue 1
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Paris Saint Germain 3-0 Nimes: Kylian Mbappe stars in win

Paris St Germain beat Nimes 3-0
Paris St-Germain are chasing a ninth Ligue 1 title

Champions Paris St-Germain began the defence of their Ligue 1 title with a comfortable win over Nimes despite the absence of star forward Neymar.

PSG's sporting director Leonardo said on the eve of the game that talks about the Brazilian's exit were "more advanced than before".

Fans held up a banner telling Neymar to "go away" during Sunday's game.

Edinson Cavani's penalty put PSG ahead before Kylian Mbappe scored and provided an assist for Angel di Maria.

PSG, who won the league with a 16-point cushion last season, are chasing a third successive Ligue 1 title.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Areola
  • 4KehrerSubstituted forMeunierat 75'minutes
  • 2Thiago SilvaSubstituted forParedesat 80'minutes
  • 22Diallo
  • 14Bernat
  • 23DraxlerBooked at 61mins
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 45mins
  • 19SarabiaSubstituted forDi Maríaat 64'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 7Mbappé

Substitutes

  • 8Paredes
  • 11Di María
  • 12Meunier
  • 17Choupo-Moting
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 30Bulka
  • 31Dagba

Nîmes

Formation 4-5-1

  • 30Bernardoni
  • 29Alakouch
  • 23Briancon
  • 4Martinez
  • 26Miguel
  • 10Ferhat
  • 15PaquiezSubstituted forValdiviaat 80'minutes
  • 14Bobichon
  • 18VallsSubstituted forSainte Luceat 89'minutes
  • 7PhilippoteauxSubstituted forDuljevicat 73'minutes
  • 20Ripart

Substitutes

  • 3Sainte Luce
  • 5Landre
  • 8Valdivia
  • 16Lionel Dias
  • 17Duljevic
  • 19Buades
  • 27Denkey
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
47,151

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamNîmes
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Nîmes 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Nîmes 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Renaud Ripart (Nîmes) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Florian Miguel.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint Germain).

  5. Post update

    Florian Miguel (Nîmes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Nîmes. Theo Sainte Luce replaces Theo Valls.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antonin Bobichon (Nîmes) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Haris Duljevic.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Nîmes. Conceded by Marquinhos.

  9. Post update

    Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Pierrick Valdivia (Nîmes).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Juan Bernat (Paris Saint Germain).

  12. Post update

    Zinedine Ferhat (Nîmes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Nîmes. Pierrick Valdivia replaces Gaetan Paquiez.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Leandro Paredes replaces Thiago Silva.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Renaud Ripart (Nîmes) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Zinedine Ferhat.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Thomas Meunier replaces Thilo Kehrer because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 11th August 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lyon11003033
2PSG11003033
3Angers11003123
4Reims11002023
5Saint-Étienne11002113
6Lille11002113
7Nice11002113
8Rennes11001013
9Toulouse10101101
10Metz10101101
11Brest10101101
12Strasbourg10101101
13Nantes100112-10
14Amiens100112-10
15Dijon100112-10
16Montpellier100101-10
17Bordeaux100113-20
18Marseille100102-20
19Nîmes100103-30
20Monaco100103-30
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