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Stunning Upset: Nice Shocks Paris in Prince’s Park
Subtitle: Paris Saint-Germain Stumbles as Nice Soars in Ligue 1 Clash
In a thrilling encounter that left fans on the edge of their seats, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) fell to a surprising 3-2 defeat against Nice in the opening match of the sixth round of the French league. This unexpected loss threatens PSG’s hold on the third position, with Nice climbing to second place with 9 points while PSG remains at 8 points, a surprising turn of events for the reigning champions.
Nice took control of the match from the start, with Terem Moffi netting two goals and Gaitan Laborde adding one in the 21st, 53rd, and 69th minutes, respectively. PSG’s Kylian Mbappe managed to score twice in the 29th and 87th minutes, but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory.
PSG appeared disoriented, greatly affected by the absence of Uruguayan midfielder Manuel Akanji, allowing Nice to assert their dominance. Despite their attacking trio of Ousmane Dembele, Gonzalo Ramos, and Mbappe, PSG squandered numerous golden opportunities to equalize.
The reigning champions managed to level the score with a goal from Mbappe after an exquisite pass from Achraf Hakimi. However, Nice continued to trouble PSG’s defense, pressing Danilo and Skriniar, and came close to scoring a second goal, with Khephren Thuram’s powerful shot narrowly saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Nice didn’t let up in the second half, maintaining their offensive pressure. Despite missed chances from Wout Weghorst and Gaitan Laborde, Terem Moffi’s persistence paid off as he ventured into the penalty area, delivering a cross that Laborde converted.
PSG coach Luis Enrique introduced fresh faces like Ongartie, Barcola, and Colo Moani in an attempt to turn the tide. PSG pressed relentlessly and managed to narrow the gap with Mbappe’s second goal, assisted by Hakimi and Moani.
Intense Closing Moments
In the dying moments, the referee added 6 minutes of injury time during which Nice held firm. Ivan Geissand came close to adding a fourth goal for Nice before the final whistle blew. The victory marred PSG’s farewell to former star Marco Verratti, who departed for Qatar after spending 11 years at the Prince’s Park.
In conclusion, Nice’s surprising triumph against PSG has reshaped the Ligue 1 standings, and the league is now even more unpredictable. PSG must regroup quickly if they hope to defend their title successfully this season.