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PSG VS Nice LIVE Match Score 2 Oct 2022

PSG VS Nice LIVE Match Score 2 Oct 2022

Paris Saint-Germain will endeavour to maintain or extend their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table when an out-of-sorts Nice side pay a visit to the Parc des Princes on Saturday night. Before the international break, Christophe Galtier’s side secured a 1-0 win over Lyon, while Les Aiglons fell to defeat by the same scoreline against Angers. Unsurprisingly greeted by a hostile atmosphere at Lyon’s Groupama Stadium, PSG took all of five minutes to silence the home crowd, as two of their famed front three in Neymar and Lionel Messi combined for the latter to fire home the opener early doors.

The Argentine did not even need to take a touch before curling home into the bottom corner, but Galtier was thanking his lucky stars after seeing Alexandre Lacazette spurn a magnificent chance to level for his side, heading wide from only a few yards out. The rampant champions stood firm to hold on for their sixth win on the bounce in all competitions – and fourth in a row in Ligue 1 – which allowed them to open up a two-point gap over Marseille at the top of the standings after Les Olympiens could only draw 1-1 with Rennes.

PSG could be dethroned by the time Saturday rolls around if Marseille can return to winning ways against Angers on Friday night, but the Parisiens faithful will expect to see their side quickly return to the summit at the Parc des Princes fortress. Since going down 1-0 to Lille in Les Dogues’ title-winning 2020-21 season – with Galtier in charge of the opposition back then – PSG have strung together a 25-game unbeaten streak at home in Ligue 1, and the hosting manager’s former club Nice are a team in disarray.

Ex-PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino could have supposedly been coming up against the team that sacked him this weekend, as Nice were tipped to move for the Argentine over the international break after Lucien Favre’s dream return slowly transitioned into a nightmare. Favre – who replaced Galtier in the summer – was eventually given a vote of confidence by the Aiglons board and will remain in charge for the time being, but he was powerless to prevent his side from falling to a 1-0 defeat to Angers last weekend.

After Jean-Clair Todibo saw red with only nine seconds on the clock, the 10 men of Nice succumbed to a Nabil Bentaleb winner on the stroke of half time, while they also failed to win either of their opening Europa Conference League clashes with Koln and Partizan before the international period. Favre’s side travel to the home of the champions languishing in 13th place in the table and will certainly aim to make a statement after Galtier’s acrimonious summer departure, which should not be ruled out given that both of their league wins this term have come on the road.

Furthermore, PSG are winless in their last three encounters with Nice in all competitions – their Coupe de France defence was ended by Les Aiglons on penalties last term – while they failed to score in either meeting with that Galtier-led team in the 2021-22 top flight. Reigning French champions Paris Saint-Germain host Nice in Ligue 1 on Saturday evening. PSG have continued to stack up victories despite spluttering in and out of top gear during recent matches. A newfound parsimonious streak – Christophe Galtier’s side have kept four consecutive clean sheets – has strengthened their grip on top spot.

Under the returning Lucien Favre, Nice navigated their way through the Europa Conference League qualifiers but at the expense of an underwhelming domestic start. The French Riviera outfit have collected eight points from as many games thanks in no small part to a glut of wayward finishing. Here’s everything you need to know about the meeting between Ligue 1’s most potent attack and a thoroughly misfiring frontline. Marco Verratti pulled out of Italy’s international camp with a calf problem but will be suspended against Nice regardless of his fitness. Presnel Kimpembe is set to be out with a hamstring strain until the end of October while Renato Sanches has been nursing a problem with his right adductor.

With a tricky trip away to Benfica in the Champions League speeding into view, coupled with his recent continental travel while on international duty with Argentina, Galtier may take this weekend as his first opportunity to rest Lionel Messi. Jean-Clair Todibo entered the record books with a red card nine seconds into Nice’s defeat to Angers last time out. The former Barcelona centre-back took longer to trudge off the pitch and will be serving his suspension this weekend.

Aaron Ramsey is one of just two players to have scored from open play in Ligue 1 for Nice this season. The former Arsenal midfielder has missed the club’s last four matches but is scheduled to return from a hamstring injury this weekend, rejoining Nice’s burgeoning cast of former Premier League players – including the likes of Ross Barkley, Joe Bryan and Mario Lemina.

Paris Saint-Germain welcome OGC Nice to Parc des Princes on Saturday with Christophe Galtier’s current club leading Ligue 1 by two points. The French tactician’s former outfit are 13th and struggling under successor Lucien Favre with recent rumors even suggesting that PSG predecessor Mauricio Pochettino was approached by Les Aiglons to potentially replace the Swiss boss. As it is, Favre remains in place and will be targeting a turnaround in form between now and the FIFA World Cup while Les Parisiens have won seven of their eight matches so far to lead the way.

“Nice have had a bit of a rough start to the season,” admitted Galtier in Thursday’s pre-game press conference. “We have worked with about five regulars for 10 days and quickly need to slip back into our rhythm. This is the first in a long run of matches. There are 13 games left before the World Cup break. We are preparing for it and careful on a physical level. Nice is a club where I was very happy. I am convinced that they have a team with a coach who can take them far.” Craving even more coverage of the world’s game? Listen below and follow ¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast where we take you beyond the pitch and around the globe for commentary, previews, recaps and more.

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