Paris SG VS OGC Nice Semi-Finals Live Reddit Score 2 Dec 2021
The Ligue 1 is back in action with another set of matches this week as PSG take on Nice on Wednesday. PSG have an impressive squad and hold the upper hand going into this game. Nice are in third place in the Ligue 1 standings and have punched above their weight this season. The away side suffered a 1-0 defeat against Metz over the weekend and will need to work hard in this match. PSG, on the other hand, are at the top of the league table at the moment and have been impressive on the domestic front. The Parisians eased past Saint-Etienne in their previous game and will be confident ahead of this fixture.
PSG have a good record against Nice and have won 16 out of 31 matches played between the two teams. Nice have managed 10 victories against Nice and can trouble their opponents on Wednesday. The previous meeting between the two teams took place in February this year and ended in a 2-1 victory for PSG. Nice were impressive on the day but will need to be more robust this week. Neymar, Ander Herrera, and Julian Draxler are currently injured and have been sidelined this week. Keylor Navas served his suspension against Saint-Etienne and is available for this game.
He is, however, feeling under the weather after the ceremony and could sit out a clash with Nice as a result. In a fitness update released on the club’s official website, PSG have said: “Lionel Messi and Leandro Paredes did not participate in the training session today due to symptoms of gastroenteritis.”A further check will be made tomorrow morning,” the statement added.
Having joined PSG in August, Messi is the first French-based winner of the Ballon d’Or since Jean-Pierre Papin of Olympique de Marseille in 1991 but he is still yet to produce his very best form on a consistent basis in Ligue 1. The 34-year-old has so far played just seven times, and scored just one goal, in domestic competition for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Earlier on Monday, PSG confirmed that Neymar is likely to be out for between six and eight weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage in Saint-Etienne. That means he is unlikely to feature again before mid-January.
As PSG is just coming off of the notable away league win over AS Saint-Etienne, Pochettino could elect to rest some of his key defensive talents for this match, including center-back Marquinhos.
Leandro Paredes and Lionel Messi each are doubts for this fixture due to symptoms of gastroenteritis. Still, there is a viable chance that they each may start in this league showdown against Nice. Brazilian forward Neymar will be out for 6-to-8 weeks due to an ankle injury. Thus, it is now set to be Angel Di Maria’s time to make the most out of his upcoming key starts in PSG’s attack.
Paris Saint-Germain welcome OGC Nice to Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 on Wednesday with Lille OSC’s title-winning coach Christophe Galtier now leading the visitors. Les Aiglons are third and can close the gap on Mauricio Pochettino’s men with a win but the gap between the two is already 14 points with Stade Rennais currently sandwiched between the two.
The hosts are heading into this game with a whopping 12-point lead at the top of the table, making them the undisputed favourites to regain the Ligue 1 title. But this midweek, they will primarily be looking for retribution as they take on a Nice team that is led by none other than Christophe Galtier.
The French tactician was the mastermind behind LOSC Lille’s incredible 2020/21 campaign that saw them deny PSG the league title. Galtier has attained a similar level of success at Nice this season but has lagged behind in the title race due to PSG’s phenomenal start to the domestic campaign.
Indeed, Les Parisiens have dropped only five points so far this season. Their last defeat actually came against the second-placed Rennes in early October, although Mauricio Pochettino’s men did recently lose to Manchester City in the Champions League, thereby surrendering the top spot in Group A.
Meanwhile, Nice are currently third in the league table, with 26 points on the board. They will have the opportunity to potentially overtake Rennes for the second spot should the visitors manage all three points against the mighty PSG. And here, at The Hard Tackle, we will run the rule over these two sides ahead of their crucial match-up in the Ligue 1 this midweek.