PSG beat Nice and smiles before visiting Barcelona for the Champions League

Draxler and Kean score for the French champion, who next Tuesday faces the Catalans for the Champions League at the Camp Nou.

Three days after visiting Barcelona next Tuesday for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, Paris Saint-Germain has ended their Ligue1 commitment against Nice with victory. With the possibility of momentarily rising to the top of the regularity tournament, Mauricio Pochettino’s team achieved a 2 to 1 victory at the Parc des Princes, a result that leaves him at the top of the championship even on points with Lille , which has one less game.

Matchday 25 started in a great way for the French capital, who took the lead 20 minutes into the first half thanks to a goal from Julian Draxler, who took advantage of a rebound that came after a shot off the goal post. Mauro Icardi inches from the goal. Although the distance was just one goal, his rival did not do much to equalize the actions, something that changed in the second half.

It was difficult for the homeowners to get out of the blow that meant Marcos Lopes’ draw about 5 minutes into the second half, although the reaction was quick with an arrival from Mbappé. It was not effective and the crossbar saved the locals on a couple of occasions, who suffered a long stretch of the game.

However, the hierarchy was higher and Pochettino’s men found their way to victory with a great team play in the 76th minute that ended with a precise pass from Icardi to Kean, who pushed her head.

With this result, Paris Saint-Germain was in first place in Ligue 1 with 54 points, although a victory by Olympique Lyon could displace PSG towards third place and, another pending victory by Lille would leave it three points from the top .

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