French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 3-1 Nice

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores against Nice

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as leaders Paris St-Germain beat Nice 3-1 to strengthen their grip at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

The 32-year-old Sweden forward opened the scoring when he turned in a cross by Gregory Van der Wiel before doubling the lead from the penalty spot.

Nemanja Pejcinovic's close-range finish gave mid-table Nice hope.

But Ibrahimovic's eighth league goal of the season - a header from Lucas's cross - secured victory.

The former Juventus and Barcelona forward is in fine form as he prepares to face Cristiano Ronaldo, who also scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid, when Sweden meet Portugal in the first leg of a World Cup qualifying play off on 15 November.

The result lifted PSG five points clear of both Lille, who are in action against Guingamp later on Saturday, and Monaco at the top of the table.

Line-ups

Paris St G

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 17Maxwell
  • 8Motta
  • 13Alex
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 25Rabiot
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forMenezat 79'minutes
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 7Menez
  • 21Digne
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 26Jallet
  • 29Lucas Moura

Nice

  • 16VeroneseBooked at 57mins
  • 15Puel
  • 3Kolodziejczak
  • 22MendySubstituted forAmaviat 59'minutes
  • 24BodmerSubstituted forGomisat 28'minutes
  • 4Pejcinovic
  • 10BrülsSubstituted forHonoratat 76'minutes
  • 6Digard
  • 12Cvitanich
  • 8Traoré
  • 13Eysseric

Substitutes

  • 5Gomis
  • 7Abriel
  • 20Bruins
  • 23Bosetti
  • 33Amavi
  • 34Honorat
  • 50Mandrea
Referee:
Amaury Delerue
Attendance:
45,599

Match Stats

Home TeamParis St GAway TeamNice
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Nice 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Nice 1.

Attempt missed. Didier Digard (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mahamane Traoré.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Zlatan Ibrahimovic tries a through ball, but Blaise Matuidi is caught offside.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Silva tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Valentin Eysseric (Nice).

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Adrien Rabiot.

Attempt blocked. Didier Digard (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Honorat.

Attempt missed. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

Valentin Eysseric (Nice) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

Didier Digard (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

Jordan Amavi (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Alex tries a through ball, but Jérémy Menez is caught offside.

Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Grégoire Puel (Nice).

Attempt saved. Franck Honorat (Nice) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Didier Digard.

Attempt missed. Timothée Kolodziejczak (Nice) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Valentin Eysseric with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Maxwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Jérémy Menez replaces Edinson Cavani.

Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Amavi (Nice).

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Franck Honorat replaces Christian Brüls.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 3, Nice 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Javier Pastore.

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Valentin Eysseric (Nice).

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 2, Nice 1. Nemanja Pejcinovic (Nice) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Javier Pastore.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Alex.

Attempt blocked. Dario Cvitanich (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mahamane Traoré.

Attempt blocked. Mahamane Traoré (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Nemanja Pejcinovic.

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Maxwell (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Valentin Eysseric (Nice).

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Zlatan Ibrahimovic tries a through ball, but Maxwell is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Paris St G139401931
2Lille138321127
3Monaco137511026
4Nantes12624620
5Reims13472319
6Marseille12534418
7St Etienne12534218
8Guingamp13535218
9Bastia13535-418
10Rennes13454317
11Bordeaux12453217
12Nice13526-217
13Evian Thonon Gaillard13445-616
14Toulouse13445-816
15Lyon12435215
16Montpellier13283-114
17Lorient13328-1211
18Valenciennes13238-99
19Ajaccio13157-108
20Sochaux12147-127
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