Paris SG have won in Nice (4-1) thanks to a double of Angel Di Maria, but was helped by the double red card Nice, Friday for the 10th day of Ligue 1.
The best news of the evening is probably the return of Kylian Mbappé, coming into play eight minutes from the end, he scored a goal (87) and a assist for Mauro Icardi (90+).
Paris strengthens its leading position, five lengths ahead of Nantes, which plays Saturday in Metz, but has not completely mastered its subject despite a start of the match and the two goals of Di Maria (15, 21), the second superb .
But the score is a bit misleading, Nice having played the last fifteen minutes to nine against eleven.
The match has rocked for good at the beginning of the last quarter of an hour. While Ignatius Ganago had just given hope to Nice by taking advantage of a mistake by Marquinhos (67), two Niçois coup sur coup were excluded.
Wylan Cyprien first received a second warning, probably for a word too much, the action is not very clear (74).
In the confusion, the Azureens demanding explanations from François Letexier, the referee went to consult the VAR and chose ... to send a direct red to Christophe Hérelle for a small slap at Leandro Paredes (77) during the "demonstration ".
In double homeriality, Kylian Mbappé, spared in the French team, came in slippers to sign his return from a flat foot, five minutes after replacing Pablo Sarabia, and a pass for Icardi.
Edinson Cavani, the other striker recovering, did not leave the bench. And Neymar always heals his thigh.
The balance sheet for Paris remains positive. The club has well prepared its hearty week: Tuesday in Bruges in the Champions League then reception of the Olympique de Marseille for Clasico, Sunday.
- A goal, a pass for Mbappé -
PSG did not really need to be reassured about the shape of Angel Di Maria, already author of a double against Real Madrid (3-0). But the Argentinian confirmed that he was the man in the form of the beginning of the season.
"El Fideo" first took advantage of an offside game very badly played by the defense Nice, who let him leave his camp on a service Mauro Icardi to win his duel with Walter Benitez a dish the wound foot.
The second is superb, marked by a subtle outside of the foot, lob crossed, after a good launch of Thomas Meunier.
On the other hand the PSG can be greedy for having let Nice return to the match, while the men of Patrick Vieira were struggling.
"Marqui" is guilty of reducing the score in Nice, a discount of the poorly dosed chest that offers a goal to the Cameroon striker, a shot under the bar.
Another good thing for Paris, after the big international fortnight, Thomas Tuchel was able to spare his Brazilian central. Thiago Silva and "Marqui" were able to recover from their trip to Singapore with Brazil playing a half time each, with the armband.
For Nice, this lesson looks like a stunt, coming right after the defeat in Nice.
Of course the PSG is much stronger, but the young team of Patrick Vieira did not show the usual going and still sneered, on the poorly negotiated offside of the first goal and especially on the two reds.
The new owner of the OGCN, Jim Ratcliffe, came in person, able to measure the gap with the powerful Qatari PSG.
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