French Ligue 1
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Nice 1-2 Paris St-Germain

Dani Alves
Dani Alves' goal was the 95th Paris St-Germain have scored in Ligue 1 this season

Paris St-Germain moved closer to the Ligue 1 title as Dani Alves' late winner gave them victory at Nice.

Mario Balotelli hit the post for Nice, who took a 17th-minute lead when Allan Saint-Maximin finished off after good work from Alassane Plea.

But PSG equalised four minutes later with a goal from ex-Manchester United midfielder Angel di Maria.

Balotelli hit the woodwork for a second time before Alves headed in from Adrien Rabiot's cross to secure PSG's victory.

PSG won the title in four successive seasons before finishing second to Monaco in 2016-17.

However, this latest success was their ninth successive Ligue 1 win and leaves them 17 points clear of Monaco, who only have eight league matches left to play this season.

Nice, who finished third last season, are now eighth in the table.

Line-ups

Nice

Formation 4-3-3

  • 40Benítez
  • 2Souquet
  • 31Costa Santos
  • 23Sarr
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 8Lees-MelouSubstituted forSackoat 90+3'minutes
  • 25Cyprien
  • 6Seri
  • 7Saint-MaximinSubstituted forSrarfiat 83'minutes
  • 9Balotelli
  • 14PleaBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Santos da Silva Barbosa
  • 5Tameze
  • 11Srarfi
  • 15Burner
  • 18Sacko
  • 27Makengo
  • 30Cardinale

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Areola
  • 32Alves da Silva
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 17Berchiche IzetaSubstituted forKurzawaat 45'minutes
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 74mins
  • 25Rabiot
  • 23DraxlerSubstituted forLo Celsoat 76'minutes
  • 29Mbappé
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forMeunierat 76'minutes
  • 11Di María

Substitutes

  • 1Trapp
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 12Meunier
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 19Diarra
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 24Nkunku
Referee:
Francois Letexier
Attendance:
33,478

Match Stats

Home TeamNiceAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home14
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nice 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  2. Booking

    Alassane Plea (Nice) is shown the yellow card.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nice 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Nice. Ihsan Sacko replaces Pierre Lees-Melou.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint Germain).

  6. Post update

    Mario Balotelli (Nice) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bassem Srarfi (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wylan Cyprien.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alassane Plea (Nice).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Nice. Bassem Srarfi replaces Allan Saint-Maximin.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Nice 1, Paris Saint Germain 2. Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adrien Rabiot with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Pierre Lees-Melou (Nice).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Thomas Meunier replaces Edinson Cavani.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 18th March 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG31272295217483
2Monaco30206474324266
3Marseille30178561372459
4Lyon30169562362657
5Rennes30136113936345
6Nantes30128103030044
7Montpellier3091562825342
8Nice30126124043-342
9Saint-Étienne30109113344-1139
10Dijon30108124357-1438
11Bordeaux30107133339-637
12Angers31811123642-635
13Caen30105152236-1435
14Guingamp3098133045-1535
15Strasbourg3088143554-1932
16Amiens3087152534-931
17Toulouse3079142941-1230
18Troyes3085172540-1529
19Lille3077162948-1928
20Metz3056192756-2921
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