While leading two goals in Nîmes thanks to Neymar (36th) and Di Maria (40th), PSG lost its lead in the second half and it took an exploit of Kylian Mbappé (77th) and one last realization of Edinson Cavani (90 + 2e) to offer him the victory (2-4). The champions of France keep the orders of the classification with four victories in four days.
The PSG’s no-fault has kept one thread. Because, in a stage of Costières jubilant, Nîmes believed to hold its exploit. After a match in the perfume of the Coupe de France, Thomas Tuchel’s men came out (2-4) thanks to the talent against Nîmes generous, catchy and far from ridiculous. Led to the score, the promoted managed to return to two everywhere before cracking on another exploit of Kylian Mbappé (77th) and the science of the call of Edinson Cavani (90 + 2nd).
Victim of a terrible tackle by Savanier at the end of the match, Mbappé had a very bad reaction and received a logical red card just like the middle of Nîmes. Before the international break and waiting for the clash against Liverpool in the Champions League, the Parisians sign a fourth victory in Ligue 1. Certainly not the most beautiful of the lot.
In the Costières Stadium, PSG nearly fell into two pitfalls. Each time, he escaped. There was first the one stretched by the Nîmes, not there to defend but preferring to skilfully play their luck by playing the blows. Then there was that of sufficiency, when the Parisians thought that the two goals scored in the first period would suffice against the lower budget of the championship. It took a lot of trouble and it took a lot of MCN to pocket the three points.
And things did not necessarily improve despite the advance on the scoreboard. Too many spectators, the Parisians let the Nîmes come back in the game. Antonin Bobichon, who came to the break, added a great effort to Sada Thioub with a shot in the middle (1-2, 63) and the VAR logically gave a penalty converted by Téji Savanier for a foul by Thiago Silva (2- 2, 71e). The reaction was delayed until the moment when Mbappé came out of his box on a 100% world champion movement: a decisive stoppage by Alphonse Areola , a ball lift and then an opening of Presnel Kimpembe and the quality of finish the young striker with a sequence control-recovery of the right in full race (2-3, 77th).
Mbappé crucified Nîmes … before cracking
Proof that the PSG is far from having been serene in this meeting, the same Mbappé saw red after losing his calm on a knee Savanier, also expelled (90 + 4). Edinson Cavani had just locked the victory by scoring the fourth goal on his only strike (2-4, 90th + 2). Despite all the ups and downs and without offering a successful service, the champion of France won thanks to his individuality in Nîmes. This is to say its margin of progress.