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Nice 1-2 PSG: Ligue 1 Champions secure narrow win in Mbappe's absence

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Paris Saint-Germain overcame Kylian Mbappe’s absence as they beat 10-man Nice 2-1 to close in on a Ligue 1 record.

2023/2024 Ligue 1


The imminently departing Mbappe was absent through injury on Wednesday at Allianz Riviera, but PSG got the job done thanks to quick-fire first-half goals from Bradley Barcola and birthday boy Yoram Zague.

Nice had hit the post through Khephren Thuram early on, and they dragged themselves back into the contest when Mohamed-Ali Cho slammed home in the 32nd minute.

Jeremie Boga, Terem Moffi and substitute Gaetan Laborde went close to an equaliser, but Nice’s hopes of restoring parity took a blow when Melvin Bard saw red in the 75th minute.

Barcola struck the woodwork with a golden opportunity soon after, though champions PSG were not made to pay for that miss, and should they avoid defeat against Metz on Sunday, will become the first team in Ligue 1 history to go an entire campaign unbeaten on the road.


Nice XI: Dante, Sanson, Jérémie Boga, Jordan Lotomba, Pablo Rosario, Bulka, Terem Moffi, Bard, Todibo, Khéphren Thuram, Mohamed-Ali Cho

Subs: Laborde, Maxime Dupé, Perraud, Alexis Claude-Maurice, Youssouf Ndayishimiye, Hicham Boudaoui, Antoine Mendy, Evann Guessand, Aliou Baldé

PSG XI: Marquinhos, Skriniar, Fabian Ruiz, Arnau Tenas, Kang-in Lee, Vitinha, Gonçalo Ramos, Bradley Barcola, Lucas Beraldo, Warren Zaïre-Emery, Yoram Zague

Subs: Alexandre Letellier, Danilo Pereira, Asensio, Mukiele, Donnarumma, Soler, Manuel Ugarte, Ethan Mbappé, Senny Mayulu