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Paris Saint-Germain - OGC Nice
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There's the full time whistle. Nice frustrate PSG, and Mbappe and Messi don't get their three points. Thanks for joining us on Eurosport, come back again very soon for more live Ligue 1 action.
Mbappe... there's the cross with the outside of the boot, but it's too long for Icardi.
Thuram fouls Verratti and gives away the free kick.
Easy pickings for Donnarumma and PSG break through Hakimi. Todibo recovers well and slows him down. Three minutes added.
Corner, Nice. Gouiri wins the set piece and is over it.
Messi's dangerous delivery is flicked over by Dante.
- Yellow cardMelvin BardOGC Nice
Bard... tries to outpace Messi, but he misjudges the touch and he drags the great man down in a promising area for a free kick delivery.
Dante has thrown himself in front of everything today. He blocks di Maria's low cross for the corner, and Messi's delivery is poor and held well by Benitez.
Icardi breaks free of Dante, but the defender recovers brilliantly and Messi can't reach the ricochet.
Bard's floated cross sails over Donnarumma's crossbar.
Icardi fouls Dante.
Mbappe... Messi...lucky ricochet.. but he balloons it over the top.
We're still goalless at the Parc des Princes, and Nice aren't going away either.
- OffHicham BoudaouiOGC Nice
- OnAmine GouiriOGC Nice
Gouiri is on for the visitors.
Boudaoui is booked for a foul.
- OffPresnel KimpembeParis Saint-Germain
- OnLeandro ParedesParis Saint-Germain
As too Paredes.
- OffÁngel Di MaríaParis Saint-Germain
- OnMauro IcardiParis Saint-Germain
Icardi is on for the hosts.
- OffMario LeminaOGC Nice
- OnKhéphren Thuram-UlienOGC Nice
Thuram replaces Lemina.
- OffJustin KluivertOGC Nice
- OnCalvin StengsOGC Nice
Calvin Stengs is on for Kluivert.
Free kick in a promising position for Nice. Kluivert's delivery isn't the best, however, and PSG have the goal kick.
Todibo does excellently to block off di Maria in the right channel.
Dolberg is adjudged offside collecting the high ball.
- Yellow cardJustin KluivertOGC Nice
Kluivert is booked for a foul on di Maria in the right channel.
Gorgeous ball from Messi at the second attempt... Mbappe is onside... but sidefoots it wide! Another big miss from the starlet.
Good work from Bard down the left as Nice won't give up after that near miss.
- OffEric EbimbeParis Saint-Germain
- OnMarco VerrattiParis Saint-Germain
Ebimbe is replaced by Marco Verratti.
POST! Oh my word! What a miss! Dolberg hits the post with a header from two yards after a lovely clipped ball in from Kluivert, and Nice had to take the lead there. It remains 0-0.
Mbappe chases di Maria's clipped ball, but Todibo eases him out of the way and Benitez gathers.
Worked short between di Maria and Messi, finding Gueye on the edge of the area, but the Senegalese strikes well wide from distance.
Corner, PSG as Mbappe is down holding his face, but the referee is not interested in awarding a penalty.
Mistake by Bard playing Mbappe onside, he feeds di Maria... must score... denied by Benitez, and here's Mendes on the second try! Turned around the post by the Argentine.
Kluivert gives chase to Schneiderlin's through pass, but Danilo shows great pace to deny him.
Di Maria's delivery is met by Marquinhos, but the ball is cleared and PSG rebuild for the second phase.
Free kick, PSG. Won by Mbappe after the foul by Lotomba.
- 2nd Half
We're back underway.
- End of 1st Half
There's half time. Much to digest there, but we remain goalless at the break. Back in 15.
Corner, Nice. Ebimbe is down after losing the 50/50 with Lotomba, but the referee waves play on and the right-back's cross is blocked for the set piece. Nothing doing though, easily cleared by Kimpembe.
Danilo with a strong but fair challenge on Bard by the left touchline.
Beautifully worked by the home side as Messi's nicely disguised reverse ball finds Mendes who ignores the shooting chance and crosses, and it's deflected into the path of Hakimi who blazes over.
Hakimi wins the ball high and feeds Messi who is forced onto his right by Dante, and the Brazilian defender blocks the shot.
Messi darts inside off the right onto his left, but his bouncing shot is held well by Benitez.
Mbappe tries a ball roll, but it's not like him as he accidentally lets the ball go past the byline.
Boudaoui breaks free down the right and crosses, met by Delort with a bullet header! Great save by Donnarumma!
Nice are seeing a fair bit of the ball, but they're not doing all that much with it in terms of quality. Wayward passes and lack of thinking won't help them if they're trying to upset the balance.
Pereira fouls Lemina in the middle of the park.
Mbappe... foiled by Benitez, who manages to clear ahead of the onrushing Gueye.
Well cleared by Pereira.
Boudaoui wins the corner with a blocked cross off Mendes.
Nice ball from Marquinhos over the top for Mbappe who gives chase, supported by Mendes, and the ball comes for Ebimbe on the edge of the area but his deflected shot is held by Benitez.
A clever ball from Bard down the left channel looked for Delort, who, clean through, is challenged really well by Kimpembe who concedes the game's first corner.
Di Maria is hustled and harried by Kluivert, but the Dutchman fouls his man just inside the Nice half.
He's tried to go under the wall but they didn't jump, and the deflection falls for Danilo Pereira, who strikes the post, but was offside.
High boot from Schneiderlin on Messi, right on the edge of the area, just off to the right. Messi's setting up, it's perfect for that left foot.
Good effort from Dolberg! Positive from the Dane as he drives forward and strikes from distance, and Donnarumma is equal to it, gathering at the second attempt.
A lovely angled pass from di Maria finds Mbappe on the left, and the lay off is to the edge of the area, where Ebimbe's shot is over by some margin.
Mendes is fouled by Boudaoui.
Lovely ball from Messi to di Maria, and his compatriot finds the great man, whose shot is blocked by Dante.
A nice flick around the corner from Dolberg sends Kluivert away down the left, but Marquinhos keeps up and defends well.
Dante fouls Messi as we see the home side begin the game with plentiful possession and much attacking intent.
An early positional observation sees Mbappe on the left, Messi through the middle, and di Maria off the right.
5 minutes to kick off.
The big name dropped for Nice is Calvin Stengs, who is left out after the recent defeat to Metz.
Here are the substitutes for both sides:
PSG: Navas, Kehrer, Dagba, Diallo, Michut, Rafinha, Verratti, Paredes, Icardi.
Nice: Bulka, Daniliiuc, Atal, Thuram-Ulien, Da Cunha, Kamara, Gouiri, Maurice, Stengs, Kamara.
Quarter of an hour to kick off
20 minutes to kick off. How excited are you for this game? Tweet me and get involved @olivergent7 and @eurosport_uk.
With half an hour to kick off, here are the two teams for those that missed them:
PSG: Donnarumma, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes, Pereira, Ebimbe, Gueye, Di Maria, Mbappe, Messi.
Nice: Benitez, Lotomba, Todibo, Dante, Bard, Boudaoui, Lemina, Schneiderlin, Kluivert, Dolberg, Delort.
Plenty of previous English football names in there for either side, and for Nice, there are three in the starting line-up: Morgan Schneiderlin is formerly of Manchester United and Southampton, partnered by former Saint Mario Lemina in midfield. Andy Delort will be a familiar face to Wigan Athletic supporters, although his spell in England was hardly a success.
The visitors, meanwhile, are in a 4-4-2. Walter Benitez has Jordan Lotomba and Melvin Bard on the sides of the defence, with Jean-Clair Todibo and Dante at the heart. In the engine room, Morgan Schneiderlin and Mario Lemina are flanked by Justin Kluivert and Hichem Boudaoui, with Andy Delort and Kasper Dolberg up top.
The home side are in a 4-3-3 as per usual, but they're without Neymar, who limped off against St Etienne last time out. Angel di Maria comes in on the left, although expect the front three of himself, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe to rotate. In defence, Gianluigi Donnarumma returns in goal, shielded by Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe and Nuno Mendes as Sergio Ramos is omitted from the squad completely. Eric Ebimbe gets a start in midfield alongside Danilo Pereira and Idrissa Gueye as Mauricio Pochettino looks to rotate his squad.
Let's dissect these teams then, shall we?
And here we go!
Whilst we still wait for the Paris team, let's look at the league table... PSG have a comfortable 12 point lead over second placed Rennes at the top, and that will stretch to 15 momentarily with a win. Today's opposition are third - level on points with Marseille in fourth on 26, but they've scored four more goals. Two points behind second, they'd leapfrog Rennes with a shock victory tonight.
We still wait for the home side...
Here are the visitors...
Team news in just a second...
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text coverage of Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 encounter with Nice. I'm Oli Gent, and stay tuned for all the updates, with kick off at 8.05pm BST.