Ligue 1: Again, PSG lose at Nantes, fail to clinch French title

Ligue 1: Again, PSG lose at Nantes, fail to clinch French title

Paris Saint – Germain failed to the seal the Ligue 1 title for the third match running on Wednesday after falling to their second defeat in a matter of days , 3 – 2 at Nantes . A Diego Carlos brace and Majeed Waris ’ tap – in inflicted a third league loss on Thomas

Paris Saint – Germain failed to the seal the Ligue 1 title for the third match running on Wednesday after falling to their second defeat in a matter of days , 3 – 2 at Nantes .
A Diego Carlos brace and Majeed Waris ’ tap – in inflicted a third league loss on Thomas Tuchel ’ s side, who were hammered 5 – 1 at second – placed Lille on Sunday and drew with Bordeaux the previous week, despite Dani Alves ’ stunning opener and substitute Metehan Guclu pulling one back late on .
However , PSG, who were without dropped Kylian Mbappe and missing a host of other first- team players through injuries and suspension, remain 17 points clear with six games left and could still win their sixth title in seven years at the weekend .
Depleted PSG had to thank Gianluigi Buffon 12 minutes in when he managed to push away Kalifa Coulibaly ’ s header from point – blank range , and seven minutes later Alves appeared to have calmed Parisian nerves with his wonder strike .
There looked to be little on when the Brazilian collected Leandro Paredes ’ simple pass , but he quickly lashed an unstoppable dipping drive past Maxime Dupe to score his first Ligue 1 goal this season .
However , just three minutes after the opener Diego Carlos was allowed too much space to nod home Valentin Ronger inswinging corner .
PSG continued to struggle despite the odd flash from Moussa Diaby , and the hosts grabbed a deserved second just before the break .
Coulibaly was at the heart of it, brushing Thilo Kehrer off the ball on the left flank , before cutting back to Samuel Moutoussamy, whose mis – hit shot evaded the dozing PSG defence and found Waris for the simplest of tap – ins .
Nantes turned the screw seven minutes after the break from another corner , this one met by a Nicolas Pallois flick – on that crept through a sea of legs to Carlos , who unwittingly knocked in the third.
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Without Mbappe to pressure them , Nantes kept coming forward , and were almost gifted a fourth in the 68 th minute when Paredes passed the ball straight to Coulibaly with Buffon way out of his goal , only for the Malian to hit his shot too hard and over the bar .

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