The players of Paris Saint-Germain from the beginning of the meeting with FC Nantes dictated the conditions on the playing field and in the second minute they opened the result of the match. From a distance of luck, Leandro Paredes tried, and Kylian Mbappe changed the ball flight along the way and the visitors’ goalkeeper Alban Lafont was helpless.
In the 18th minute, the Parisians should increase their lead. After playing Mbappe, Lionel Messi stood face to face with Lafont, but the goalkeeper Nantes stopped the Argentinian’s shot, who was still waiting for the premiere hit in the PSG colors at Ligue 1. Lafont was the bane of the Argentine star and could not be beat for a long time. He capitulated only in the last minutes of the meeting.
PSG had an overwhelming advantage in possession of the ball, which, however, did not translate into goal situations, and the “Kanarki” team bit back against the Ligue 1 leader with dangerous counterattacks. In the 65th minute the situation for the team of Mauricio Pochettino became very complicated. Keylor Navas was thrown from the pitch and it was the Nantes team that took the initiative.
In the 76th minute the visitors managed to equalize. In the confusion under the goal, Sergio Rico scored twice for Randal Kolo Muani. The Spanish goalkeeper coped with the first attempt, but with the rebound the ball crossed the goal line with the entire circumference and it smelled sensational at the Parc des Princes.
Nantes did not enjoy the favorable result for long, however. Only six minutes later, Dennis Appiah showed an unfortunate intervention by surprising Lafont and PSG was in the lead again. In the 87th minute Messi could finally breathe. The Argentine went to the center of the field in his own style and scored a third goal for PSG with a precise shot and opened his goalscoring account in the French league.
In the second game of the 14th Ligue 1 match on Saturday, Rennes defeated Montpellier 2-0, which was why they were promoted to the second place in the table.
Paris Saint-Germain – FC Nantes 3: 1 (1: 0)
Goals: Mbappe (2nd), Appiah (82nd – sam), Messi (87th) – Kolo Muani (78th)
Rennes – Montpellier 2: 0 (2: 0)
Goals: Terrier (8.), Majer (28.)