Paris Saint-Germain defeats Nice
Saint-Germain had started its season full of injuries, the new Corona virus and suspensions, losing two matches before hardly winning over Metz and achieving its second victory on Sunday at the southern team, Nice.
The capital’s team seemed convincing against Nice, even in the absence of some of its stars, led by Brazilian Neymar, who was suspended after the events of the Marseille match (0-1).
Kylian Mbappe (21 years), the striker returning from his injury, carried an offensive weight before the end of the first half with a penalty kick that he obtained (38). Then he sped terribly fast before the break, paving the way for a second goal by Argentine Angel Di Maria (45 + 1).
St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel had warned before the match, “Do not wait for much of him,” as a protection for the world champion returning after an absence.
Algerian defender Youssef Attal paid the price for the world champion’s brilliance on the left lane, and Mbappe was close to achieving the double (7, 11, 25, 64 and 69) before his exit in the 79th minute.
Brazilian Marquinhos knocked the last nail into Nice’s coffin, converting Di Maria’s header (66).
The return from Corona also emerged from Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, by blocking several balls (53, 78 and 88) from Nice’s rare attempts in the match.
Tuchel praised his returning Costa Rican goalkeeper, saying, “We played a good match in Nice by winning 3-0, but we must not forget that Nice got clear opportunities and Navas made a big match.”
The German coach said he was surprised by Mbappe’s performance, “after one training session with the team. He confirms every day that he can do amazing things, and that he is able to make a difference. This matter helped us a lot, but I saw the effort of the whole team despite the absence of some people to injury or suspension.” “.