And meanwhile, Real scored twice in three minutes
Real Madrid, which will face PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday, will also play in the competition tonight. At halftime, the Spanish club led 2-1 against Real Sociedad.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men were conceded a penalty 10 minutes into the game by Mikel Oyarzabal. But in the 40th, young French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga equalized with a superb long shot. While Karim Benzema was denied a goal for offside, Luka Modric gave Madrid the advantage (43rd).
Reactions to the break
Wijnaldum : “It’s a difficult game. They are playing very well, we are struggling to find places to move forward. They defend very well.”
lemina “I think we have prepared well for this match. We have a very compact unit. We know how to keep the ball in the attacking phase. We have created many opportunities, it is up to us now to make them happen.”
The break in Nice!
Still no goal after 5 halves between Nice and PSG this season. The Niçois are present in the duels and seem willing to make a big step, but Gouri has not yet been able to make the difference. Paris suffers and will have to show better to win.
Center of Daniliuc…
De Niçois was perfectly split on the right, but he was taken over by Bernat… who managed to avert his cross. Navas grabs the ball in front of his cage with authority.
Gouiri from the outside!
The Gym striker escapes Verratti’s vigilance and attempts a shot with the outside of his foot. It lacks the power to surprise Navas.
Dolberg wanted in the surface
The Danish striker is wanted in the PSG penalty area, on a strong cross. But Dolberg is closely watched and hindered by Marquinhos and can’t quite place his head.
This time Messi makes the difference! With a small bridge, the player trained at La Masia makes the difference and accelerates halfway through. Lemina commits a serious foul and logically receives a yellow card.
Messi picked up by Thuram
The Argentinian is often in the crosshairs this evening, but does not yet know how to make the final difference, like his partners. As a result, the game was lively, but lacked clear opportunities.
Danilo’s late tackle…
The defensive midfielder comes after Gouiri, when the ball is already gone, and catches the Niçois. Paris suffers in the duels tonight.
The strong center of Bard
The former Lyonnais manages to take over the open space in front of him, on the left wing, before putting in a beautiful cross… which Rosario has mistimed out of his mind. The ball flies past the goal.
Lemina returns to Messi
The multiple Ballon d’Or had recovered the ball in the Nice half and tried to run for the goal, but Lemina caught up on a run and put his foot on the ball. Without making a mistake.
Paris with the ball
Just at ten o’clock, the moment for Neymar to take off his shoes at the edge of the field, the Parisians quietly held the ball…without being able to move forward. The PSG midfielder is under constant pressure from the opposing team.
Kluivert makes the difference
The Dutchman passes Juan Bernat on the right-hand side of the Nice attack, with a good pull, but is slightly hooked. The advantage is left to the people of Nice… who lose the ball.
Nice is still growing
Of course, the OGCN does not want to settle for the 0-0 draw for their audience and projects itself well towards the goal of PSG. Bard misses his center, however, far too long to find a taker.
Di Maria vs Benitez…
On an expressive counter-attack from PSG after a corner in Nice’s favor that was hard to come out, Angel Di Maria covered 50 yards with the ball at his feet before appearing in front of Benitez. Nice’s goalkeeper wins his duel and rejects the Argentinian’s attempt.
Gouiri’s coiled blow!
When Nice accelerates, it goes very fast. Thuram pierces the ball at the foot and transplants to the shaft, before relying on Dolberg. The Dane immediately plays on Gouiri, who stands on his right foot and rolls up his shot… just off the frame!
Nice concentrated in defence
Messi tries to find openings in Christophe Galtier’s defence, but Todibo is perfectly placed to intervene for Neymar.
Strike of Gouiri!
The Niçois started the game strong with the support of their supporters and a few blasts in the stands. Gouiri raises another at the foot, within sixteen meters. Navas dives to his first post and returns the shot.
Let’s go between Nice and Paris!
The match will be kicked off by Lionel Messi on the lawn of the Allianz Riviera. Can the Parisians finally score a goal at Les Aiglons tonight?
The players are here!
The two teams take to the lawn and greet each other, as do Mauricio Pochettino and Christophe Galtier at the edge of the field.
Galtier thinks ‘Paris will put on a great game’
At Canal +’s microphone, Christophe Galtier insisted on his desire to look for more than a new clean sheet against PSG: “Will Paris bring the big game forward because they have a deciding game on Wednesday? Few people are on the pitch It’s clear that they “I’m going to play a great game. It’s a difficult team to play. We knew in the two games that we defended intelligently. But if you want to have the ambition to win, you have to attack a lot more. In the use of the ball, our team block should be higher. We have to defend as we advance.”
To make a step in the standings for Nice
De Niçois, still battling for 2nd place with OM (not forgetting Rennes and Strasbourg, only 3 lengths behind), can perform a great operation in the standings tonight. In case of a success or a draw, the Aiglons would pass in front of the Marseillais … who have to leave AS Monaco tomorrow evening, at 8.45 pm.
A game for Di Maria
The Argentinian, who will logically start at the start of this match in Nice, has a big card to play in Mbappe’s absence to establish himself as a vital link in PSG’s future… while his contract expires in a few months.
The compositions revealed, Nice with Dolberg, PSG with Navas and Diallo
PSG, which cannot count on Mbappé or Hakimi, presents itself with a slightly rearranged squad. In the defensive sector, Navas, Diallo and Bernat are preferred over Donnarumma, Kimpembe and Mendes. For the rest, there are no surprises: Messi is joined by Di Maria and Neymar.
On the side of OGC Nice, Galtier chose to set up Dolberg together with Gouiri. So Delort starts on the couch.
OGC Nice: Benitez – Daniliuc, Todibo, Dante, Bard – Thuram, Lemina, Rosario, Kluivert – Gouiri, Dolberg.
Paris Saint GermainNavas – Kehrer, Marquinhos, Diallo, Bernat – Pereira, Verratti, Wijnaldum – Di Maria, Messi, Neymar.
Christophe Galtier, hobbyhorse of PSG?
Tonight, the Parisians find OGC Nice (9 p.m.) just a few weeks after their elimination during the penalty shootout in the Coupe de France. Headed by Christophe Galtier, the Aiglons have had a full season and are in contention for a podium finish in Ligue 1. Especially after two undefeated games at the Parc des Princes this season (0-0 in L1 and CDF ), they can hope to stand up to PSG.