PSG v Nîmes Live Commentary & Result, 03/02/2021, Ligue 1


23′ CHANCE! PSG take a free-kick short, with Di Maria playing it off to Paredes to his left, rather than whipping it into the box. Paredes drills his shot towards goal, but Reynet makes a superb diving save to deny him.

Nîmes

21′ Meling has had a tough game so far and he is shown the first yellow card, after he gets on the wrong side of Di Maria and the left-back drags him down.

20′ It is going to be a tough task for Nimes to get back into this game now, they will have wanted to keep the scoreline 0-0 for as long as possible and perhaps catch PSG out at the back on the counter-attack.

PSG

18′ GOAL! PSG take the lead, it’s 1-0! Di Maria with the opening goal after 18 minutes. The winger cuts inside from the right wing and is fed in behind the visitors defence, before easily slotting the ball past Reynet and into the back of the net.

15′ Nimes have barely touched the ball so far, they are struggling to get out of their own half and it looks like they are going to have a lot of defending to do today.

13′ PSG have won each of their last five Ligue 1 games against Nimes – keeping a clean sheet in four of these games – their best run against this opponent in their top-flight history.

11′ OFF THE POST! Brilliant cross from the right by Dagba, which Kean meets at the near post and tries to flick the ball on into the far left-hand corner of the net. It has Keynet scrambling across his goal in attempt to reach it, but it strikes the bottom of the post and flies wide. So close.

9′ Kean does brilliantly to take the ball off Kean down the left and he then tries to feed Mbappe in the box, but his cross is too close to the keeper, who makes a comfortable save.

7′ Not too far away! Mbappe is allowed time and space on the edge of the box, he shifts the ball past a couple of players and then fires a shot towards goal, but he drags it wide of the visitors goal.

5′ SAVE! First chance of the game for PSG and it falls to Sarabia! They work it well and Sarabia is allowed time and space to get into the penalty area and he drills a low shot towards goal, but it is too close to Reynet and he makes a good save.

4′ Nimes try and play the ball out from the back, but PSG press them high and Meling ends up getting stuck near the corner flag. He goes down under pressure from Di Maria, but nothing is given. Di Maria then sprints towards goal, but his cross is poor.

3′ As you might expect, it is PSG who are dominating the early posession here, with every PSG player in the visitors half of the pitch, who are sitting deep and soaking up the pressure.

The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!

Meanwhile the visitors have made four changes to their starting line-up, with Burner, Miguel, Ahlinvi and Duljevic all coming into the team, Alakouch, Deaux, Eliasson and Kone drop out.

Pochettino has made six changes to his side that were beaten by Lorient, with Neymar missing from the squad and Florenzi, Kurzawa, Pereira, and Icardi also dropping out. They have been replaced by Dagba, Bakker, Sarabia, Gueye and Kean.

NIMES SUBS: Marco Majouga, Lucas Deaux, Moussa Kone, Lucas Buades, Amjhad Nazih, Yassine Benrahou, Gaetan Paquiez, Sofiane Alakouch, Niclas Eliasson.

NIMES (4-4-2): Baptiste Reynet; Patrick Burner, Anthony Briancon, Florian Miguel, Birger Meling; Lamine Fomba, Adrian Cubas, Matteo Ahlinvi; Zinedine Ferhat, Haris Duljevic, Renaud Ripart.

PSG SUBS: Xavi Simons, Timothee Pembele, Julian Draxler, Layvin Kurzawa, Alessandro Florenzi, Rafinha, Danilo Pereira, Mauro Icardi, Alexandre Letellier.

PSG (4-3-3): Sergio Rico; Colin Dagba, Thilo Kehrer, Presnel Kimpembe, Mitchel Bakker; Pablo Sarabia, Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, Kylian Mbappe; Angel Di Maria, Moise Kean.

Meanwhile Nimes are rock bottom of the table with just 15 points so far and they suffered a 3-1 defeat against Angers last time out. However, before that they did manage to beat Marseille 2-1 in a surprise result.

Mauricio Pochettino suffered his first defeat as PSG manager last time out against Lorient, who came from behind to win 3-2. This loss saw PSG drop to third in the Ligue 1 in table, behind Lille and Lyon.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Ligue 1 clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Nimes at Parc Des Princes.



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