All eyes were on Stade de la Beaujoire, despite the fact that Neymar was missing the match because of his Ribs injury; the clash was still spectacular and entertaining. Nantes had to face big challenges and started struggling as soon as the match against PSG started.
The First Half
From the very beginning of the match Nantes were barely able to touch the ball. The Parisian gained an obvious advantage on the hosts from the first minutes.
Paris SG started the game with exchanging short passes with each other waiting for the right moment to beat Nante’s defence.
After four unsuccessful corner attempts and some lovely moments of Touchel’s men dribbling against the Canarians, in 29th minute they started to destroy Nantes. Because of Charles Traore’s dangerous play, PSG have earned a free kick.
Mbappe played in Di Maria, who showed a great determination to get to the ball earlier than Nante’s defenders and slotted it from inside the box into the bottom right corner of the net.
After the first goal, Nantes tried their best to change the situation. Noteworthy, the Cavarian defenders showed a great durability, but they could not manage to succeed in attack.
The second Half
The second half started with hope for Nantes but in 57th minute the Parisians scored again. After Di Maria’s corner kick Thilo Kehrer jumped inside the box and his header bounced off the ground and went inside the left post.
In 68th minute Nantes managed to score back. Moses Simon finished his afford with an excellent strike from inside the box and the ball finally flew into the middle of the net.
Nantes had three more real attempts since their goal, but they could not score any more. Paris SG also did not manage to increase their score and finally match ends 1-2 in Parisians’ favor.