Kolo Muani offers success to PSG against Nantes


By: Manu Tournoux

Four days before its shock against Dortmund, PSG suffered this Saturday to defeat Nantes (2-1). Kolo Muani scored the decisive goal.

PSG’s series of victories in the championship continues. But there is nothing to brag about. Against Nantes this Saturday, Luis Enrique’s team had to draw on its reserves to ensure plenty of points. The difference was only made at the very end of the match thanks to the victorious entry of Randal Kolo Muani. The French international played the “traitor” against his former club by taking a ball released by Alban Lafont on a header from Lucas Hernandez (83e).

PSG lacked rhythm

The Parisians’ start was rather sluggish in this match. Kylian Mbappé called on Alban Lafont from the 17the minute of play, but the French champions did not really impress during the first act. With the numerous changes made by Luis Enrique, the team lost a little in reference points and this was felt in the game. And the absence of Ousmane Dembélé on the right side of the attack was rather heavy.

We had to wait until the end of the 1e period to see the Parisians finally accelerate. The light came from Bradley Barcola. The former Lyon player was able to sign his 1e achievement with the capital team enjoying a brilliant one-two with Vitinha. With a cross shot, he deceived the vigilance of the Canaries goalkeeper.

Mbappé discreet against the Nantes people

Nantes did not deserve

With this opening score, we thought Paris was on course to win the match after returning from the locker room. “We did the hard part,” declared Achraf Hakimi at the break. Curiously, the Ile-de-France residents fell asleep again after returning from the locker room. Nothing more was needed to give confidence to the FCN. While they struggled to be threatening in the game, Gourvennec’s men found the solution on set pieces. Mostafa Mohamed took a corner from Florent Mollet with an uncrossed header (55e).

Touched in their pride, the Parisians subsequently regained the ascendancy. However, the score had not changed before Kolo Muani came out of his box. Chances worthy of the name were rare and it was not for lack of finishing the match with five attackers.

A tasteless success for Parisians

Four days before a crucial Champions League trip to Dortmund, and despite the three points collected, there was certainly a better way to reassure Paris. It will be another competition and with a different eleven, but the confidence capital will not be at its best and it will clearly not be ideal for a match expected to be the turning point of the Parisian season.

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