PSG 4-2 FCN, Ligue 1 HIGHLIGHTS: Messi, Mbappe score in Paris’ win over Nantes

PSG vs FCN: Follow for live score, updates and highlights of the clash between PSG and FC Nantes.

Published : Mar 05, 2023 00:35 IST

Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi (R) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi (R) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe. | Photo Credit: AFP

Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi (R) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe. | Photo Credit: AFP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the Ligue 1 clash between PSG and Nantes, happening at the Parc des Princes stadium.


PSG marches on! Both Messi and Mbappe were at their best as PSG beat Nantes 4-2 to take a 11-point lead at the top of the table.


MBAPPEEEEE!!!! A defensive error costs Nantes big time! Pimbele got the ball on the right and played it to Mbappe who turned around a defender to put it past Lafont. The Frenchman now has scored a whopping 201 goals for PSG and has become the highest goalscorer of the club!


Five added minutes


Free-kick for PSG and it is at a dangerous position just outside the box. Both Messi and Mbappe are ready to take the kick. The Frenchman finally takes it but hits it straight into the hands of Lafont


Corner for FCN as Fabian forces the ball out of play. But nothing comes off it

80’ Substitution for FCN

Sissoko OUT, Guessand IN

77’ Forced substitution for PSG

Looks like PSG captain Marquinhos has pulled his hips and is down in pain. He is eventually taken off and is replaced by Bitshiabu

70’ Substitutions for FCN

Hajdam OUT, Victor IN; Mollet OUT, M. Mohamed IN


Ganago breaks free as he runs past the last set of PSG players. Nuno Mendes puts in a timely tackle to send the ball away for a corner


Messi takes the free-kick and whips in a left footed curler, Lafont dives full length and saves it


PENALTY FOR PSG! Not the ideal outing for Hadjam, first an own goal and then a rash tackle on Mukiele inside the box that gets him a yellow card. The Frenchman is down in agony and limps away shortly, didn;t look like a serious injury. Referee decides to consult VAR. AND THE PENALTY IS TAKEN BACK! DRAMA! Replay shows the foul happened right outside the box. But the yellow card stands


PSG BACK IN FRONT! MBAPPE’S CROSS AND DANILO’S FINISH DOES THE TRICK FOR GALTIER’S SIDE! It was Messi yet again who initiated the attack as he put in a cross that got deflected and went directly to Mbappe


Messi showcases his towering presence in the midfield as he changes the line of play in a matter of seconds as he maneuvers past a couple of defenders from right to left. Tries to find Mbappe but the ball is cleared


CHANCE SQUANDERED! Mukiele got a well placed through ball from Messi, that pierced through three defenders, inside the box but failed to control it as he tripped and fell down


Messi at the edge of the box, puts in a through ball to find Vitinha. He tries to circle past the three converging defenders but they overpower him to clear the ball out

Second half underway

FCN will look to carry the momentum it created in the final 15 minutes of the first half. Blas starts the proceedings


CHANCE! Messi puts in a brilliant dribble gets inside the box and finds Mbappe on the left who takes the shot on the run. He tries to find the near post but the ball goes off the mark. Referee blows the half time whislte quickly after


Corner for PSG at a very crucial point. Messi takes it and sends in a searching cross but it is cleared by the defense. Stoppage of play there as Ramos’ rash challenge puts Ganago on the ground. But he is back on his feet pretty quickly


PARITY RESTORED! Ganago’s header puts Nantes back on level terms! What an electrifying 10 minutes this has been


Yet another sloppy piece of goalkeeping from Donnarumma. Mollet shoots one from long range, the keeper tries to get hold of the ball but bounces off him. thankfully fot PSG there was no one to recieve it


OH SO CLOSE! Marquinhos miscues a pass right outside the box but Messi receives it on the volley and tries to go for goal. The left-footed curler misses the crossbar by a whisker as Messi is left dejected


BLAS! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! He got the ball on the right, takes a couple of steps and shoots from an unlikely angle to get past a diving Donnarumma to pull one back!


Mukiele gets tackled near the box as he falls down in agony. Ref says play on, Ramos puts in a protest but FCN capitalises and attacks. Hadjan on the left tries to cross but Vitinha clears it


Paris attacking slowly but surely. Vitinha links up with Fabian who then finds Mendes in the middle. Mendes tries to pass it to Mbappe but gets intercepted


Good work from the Nantes keeper Lafont. Mbappe from the middle chipped a ball directed towards Mendes who ran inside the box but Lafont rushed to collect the ball safely


Hint of positivity from Nantes after an early setback. Ganago gets the ball on the right flank and continued past a couple of PSG players before being cut off


MAKE THAT TWO! UNLUCKY FOR FCN as Hadjam just scored an own goal! It was Mendes yet again who initiated the attack. He tried to finish, Lafont got a hand to it, Hadjam tried to clear but stumbles and puts the ball past his own net!


Quick attack yet again from relentless PSG. Vitinha plays a beautiful lofted through ball towards the far left directed towards Mendes but Lafont acts proactively to dissolve the aggression


JUST ANOTHER DAY AT OFFICE! MESSI SCORES YET AGAIN TO PUT PSG IN FRONT! Mendes on the left saw Messi unmarked and put in a searching low cross and the Argentine moved past Pallois to tap it home


Nantes’ defense has become cautious and is in a flow as it pushes PSG into its own half. Vitinha and Danilo attempt an attack but fails to convert


Marquinhos yet again from the middle orchestrates the play as he finds a running Mbappe. The Frenchman quickly passes it to Mendes but the latter loses possession cheaply as an attack opportunity goes begging


Marquinhos initiates a PSG attack anhd tests the defense but is stopped eventually


Counter attack brewing from FCN. Sissoko runs through the middle and goes near the box before finding Ganago on the left. The latter then runs a bit and puts in a cross but Sergio Ramos intercepts for a corner. Nothing comes off it


Immediate attack from PSG. Nuno Mendes blazes past FCN players on the left lane and reaches the final third. But he is stopped in the tracks by Centoze as Nantes regains the ball

Five minutes to go!

The players have lined up in the tunnel and are all set to enter the pitch. A win for PSG will put it 11 points clear of second placed rival Marseille. PSG will start left to right as Kylian Mbappe gets his first touch of the match

Starting XI
PSG: Donnarumma, Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos, Mendes, Vitinha, Danilo, Fabian, Zaire Emery, Messi, Mbappe
Nantes: Lafont, Centonze, Castelletto, Girotto, Hadjam, Sissoko, Moutoussamy, Pallois, Blas, Mollet, Ganago
League form
Nantes: W-L-L-L-D


Nantes has a 46% loss rate against Paris in Ligue 1 (W28 D20 L41), its highest such percentage against a single opponent in the competition.

Paris has only lost one of its last 75 home games against clubs ranked in the second half of the table at the start of the Ligue 1 matchday (W63 D11), that was against Antoine Kombouaré’s Nantes in March 2021 (1-2).

Predicted lineups
PSG: Donnarumma; Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos, Mendes; Vitinha, Pereira, Ruiz; Soler; Messi, Mbappe
Nantes: Lafont; Centonze, Castelletto, Girotto, Hadjam; Sissoko, Moutoussamy; Blas, Mollet, Ganago; Mohamed

League leader Paris Saint-Germain will take on 13th placed Nantes in a Ligue 1 clash at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Paris put Marseille to the sword 3-0 last weekend, while Nantes continued the defence of its Coupe de France by beating Lens 2-1 in midweek.

When is the PSG vs Nantes Ligue 1 match happening?

The PSG vs Nantes Ligue 1 match will start at 1:30am IST on Sunday, March 5.

Where can I watch the PSG vs Nantes Ligue 1 match live?

The PSG vs Nantes Ligue 1 match will be telecast live across the Sports18 network.

Where can I live stream the PSG vs Nantes Ligue 1 match?

The PSG vs Nantes Ligue 1 match can be live streamed on JioCinemas for free.

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