Ligue 1: Moses Simon’s goal not enough as Nantes lose to Paris St Germain


The Nigeria international notched his eight goal of the season but his effort was not enough to prevent the Canaries losing from home La Beaujoire on Tuesday.

Moses Simon was on the scoresheet in Nantes ’s 1-2 home defeat to Paris St Germain in Tuesday’s Ligue 1 game.

The Super Eagles star was one of the stand-out performers against T.Tuchel men, scoring his fourth league goal this season.

Icardi saw his first effort in the third minute denied by Denis Petric, while Mbappe had a penalty appeal ignored after going down under pressure from Andrei Girotto.

Mbappe raced in behind the Nantes defence but lifted his attempt over, before Kimpembe saw a header cleared off the line by Abdoul Kader Bamba.

PSG got the breakthrough their attacking play deserved in the 29th minute when Mbappe sprinted beyond Girotto and cut the ball back to Angel Di Maria, whose sweeping shot found the bottom-right corner with the help of the slightest of deflections off Icardi.

Girotto’s attempt to cut out a cross from Di Maria sent the ball crashing against his own crossbar early in the second half, but they doubled their lead in the 57th minute when the Argentine’s corner was headed home by Kehrer.

Moses Simon capitalised on an error from Presnel Kimpembe in the 68th minute to set up a tense final but PSG held on to make it seven straight wins in all competitions and extend their unbeaten run to 20 games.

Despite the defeat, Nantes are tenth in the league yable after gathering 32 points from 23 games.

They will hope to bounce back from the loss when they face Dijon FCO on Saturday.


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