PSG’s late season malaise continues as they can only pick up a point against a spirited Nice side. Nice opened the scoring early in the second half through Ganago’s cracker and should have killed the game off, only for PSG to capitalise on Saint-Maximin’s amazing close-range miss. PSG almost stole the three points at the death after they were awarded a questionable second penalty, but Nice held on to get a deserved point.
That result leaves PSG just the 17 points clear at the top of Ligue 1, although Lille could pull that back to 14 if they beat Lyon away tomorrow. It really doesn’t matter to them. Nice stay in 7th – their European hopes are pretty much extinguished but they did a good job today.Cavani misses late penalty after Neymar’s milestone goal, Neymar scored one penalty and Edinson Cavani missed another as Nice held Paris Saint-Germain to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.Neymar scored his 50th Paris Saint-Germain goal and Edinson Cavani missed a late VAR-assisted penalty as the Ligue 1 champions’ underwhelming end to the season continued with a 1-1 draw against Nice.Having brought up his milestone PSG goal from the spot on the hour to cancel out Ignatius Ganago’s fine 46th-minute strike, Neymar won a penalty in the closing stages when referee Frank Schneider used VAR to deem that Dante had fouled his compatriot.However, with Neymar off the pitch having received treatment, Cavani failed to beat Walter Benitez, and the Uruguay striker was fortunate to escape with just a booking when his temper boiled over in stoppage time. Thomas Tuchel’s side have now won just one of their last six Ligue 1 outings.
Paris Saint-Germain 1 – 1 Nice | French Ligue 1 – Match Highlights
46′ 0 – 1 Ignatius Ganago strikes in the opener! From the kick-off Ganago latches onto a sweet pass from Dante from the back, getting between Alves and Marquinhos, and absolutely cannons a first-time half-volley past Areola satisfyingly off the upright.
60′ 1 – 1 [Penalty Goal] Neymar Jr. levels from the spot! Football is a cruel game. Straight from Ganago hitting the bar, Di Maria bursts just into the Nice box and is brought down by Burner. It’s a penalty. Neymar steps up, dummies to send Benitez the wrong way, and coolly rolls the ball past him into the net.
90+2′ 1 – 1 [Penalty Saved] Walter Daniel Benítez saves! This time Cavani is the one to take the penalty for PSG, and it’s right down the middle – a decent save by the keeper! He can’t hold it though. Nice get too excited and concede another foul straight away to the left of their box.