- Nice vs Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 clash ended 4-1 in favour of the Parisians
- Angel Di Maria netted a brace in the first half for PSG
- Ignatius Ganago reduced the deficit for Nice in the 67th minute,but Kylian Mbappé restored the two-goal lead and assisted Icardi for the fourth
Nice vs Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 clash saw Kylian Mbappé mark his return from injury with a goal at the Parisians thrashed 9-man Les Aiglons 4-1 on Friday night, October 18, at Allianz Riviera - Nice Stadium.
Di Maria’s brace in 15th and 21st minutes handed PSG a flying start in the first 45 minutes before Mbappé added the third in the 83rd minute after Nice had two players red carded.
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Mbappé was also on hand to assist Mauro Icardi for PSG’s fourth goal in injury time.
The French World cup star has been sidelined with a thigh injury for a month, since suffering a reaction to his original injury in Champions League win over Galatasaray on Tuesday, October 1.
The result on the night sees PSG five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 log ahead of second placed Nantes ahead of Week 10 round of matches.
Di Maria broke the deadlock scoring in the 15th minute off an assist by Icardi from the halfway mark as Nice’s defenders all pushed up. The Argentine took his time to place the ball beyond the reach of goalkeeper Walter Benitez.
Six minutes later, Di Maria added the second courtesy of a clever chip over Benitez, with his first touch from a difficult angle.
In the second stanza, Brazil’s Marquinhos replaced compatriot Thiago Silva and came close to increasing PSG advantage, but his header could only kiss the crossbar from a corner.
However, Marquinhos in attempt to back-pass to PSG shot-stopper Presnel Kimpemb, made a mistake, allowing Ignatius Ganago to reduce the deficit for Nice in the 67th minute.
Les Aiglons hope of any comeback was dashed in the 74th after Wylan Cyprien was sent off after seeing a second yellow card for complaining to the referee for not calling a foul against him.
And minutes later, Christophe Herelle joined Cyprien with a straight red after VAR spotted a slap he handed to Leandro Paredes, who was in serious pains after falling to the ground.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Man United reportedly want to hijack Real Madrid’s move for French World Cup star Kylian Mbappe.
According to UK Sun citing Marca, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is “preoccupied” with sealing the switch for 20-year-old Mbappe, who currently has 12 months remaining on his contract.
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