Nimes vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Match Report – October 16, 2020


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Nimes vs.  Paris Saint-Germain - Match Report - October 16, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain beat Nimes 4 to 0 and was provisional leader of the French League thanks to the appearances of Rafinha Alcántara and Pablo Sarabia, who attended and scored on a night in which Kylian Mbappé celebrated a double with which his team climbed to the provisional leadership of France.

Undoubtedly, Rafinha and Sarabia were the protagonists of a duel that soon became a face for the Parisian team thanks to the expulsion by a direct red of Loick Landre, who had to leave the field early for a reckless tackle on Rafinha to the twelve minutes.

With one less player, Nimes lost almost all their options to face PSG, who accumulated chances in the first half until they managed to open the scoring. First, Mbappé tried with a deflected header inside the area; later, it was Ander Herrera who was able to score, but found a good save from Baptiste Reynet; and, at the third time, after a magical pass from Rafinha that Mbappé solved in a masterful way, PSG managed to score.

Reynet managed to narrow the waters with three more interventions shot by Moise Kean, Idrissa Gueye and, again, Mbappé, who was able to make the second at the edge of the break. Later, after passing through the changing rooms, there was no mercy.

Like a steamroller, Paris Saint-Germain was accumulating options and Florenzi was the one who could celebrate as much for Tuchet’s team. He took advantage of a good head assist from Sarabia, which he would later repeat on Mbappé’s second goal. The French star did not miss an exceptional deep pass from the former Sevilla player and sealed his double.

Sarabia himself would be in charge of rounding off his perfect night with the fourth goal for his team. With a left-footed shot from outside the area, he finished his exhibition in a day in which Jesé Rodríguez enjoyed a few minutes after replacing Mbappé in the last moments of the crash.

In the other game on Friday, Stade Rennais were left with no chance of being leaders after puncturing during their visit to Dijon. They drew 1-1 despite taking the lead through Martin Terrier in the 24th minute. The Guinean Mama Balde, in the second half, ruined the day for Julien Stephan’s team, who left PSG in first place on a tray.


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