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Ligue 1: Toothless PSG Slump To Loss As Nantes Move Fifth On Standings

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Paris Saint-Germain failed to capitalize on a massive European win against Real Madrid in the Champions League as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Nantes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Nantes, looking to qualify for Europe for the first time since playing in the 2004 Intertoto Cup, raced into a stunning 3-0 lead at the break – the first time PSG had conceded three goals before halftime in over two years.

Neymar gave PSG hope with his first goal since last November but then saw a poor 59th-minute spot-kick saved.

Mauricio Pochettino's men failed to put any further pressure on their opponents as they slipped to only a second league loss of the season.

But the capital giants remain 13 points clear of second-placed Marseille, who host Clermont on Sunday, at the top of the table.

It was a shock to the system for PSG after Kylian Mbappe's late winner on Tuesday gave them a 1-0 advantage in their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid.

Nantes move into fifth place, only four points off the top three.

PSG coach Pochettino named all of Lionel Messi, Mbappe and Neymar in his starting XI for the first time in three months after the Brazilian's impressive return from injury as a substitute in the win over Real.

But Nantes wasted little time in taking a surprise lead with a wonderful counter-attack in the fourth minute, as Moses Simon played in Randal Kolo Muani to slip a fine finish through the legs of visiting goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

It was the third straight game that the forward has scored against PSG.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Ligue 1 2021/2022 TABLE

Ligue 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain 38 86
2 Olympique Marseille 38 71
3 AS Monaco 38 69
4 Stade Rennais 38 66
5 Nice 38 66
Full Table

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Lionel Messi
Lionel
Messi
AR Argentina
  • HEIGHT

    169cm

  • WEIGHT

    72kg

  • AGE

    35

Neymar Jr
Neymar
Jr
BR Brazil
  • HEIGHT

    175cm

  • WEIGHT

    68kg

  • AGE

    30

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian
Mbappe
FR France
  • HEIGHT

    178cm

  • WEIGHT

    73kg

  • AGE

    23

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club commonly referred to as Paris Saint-Germain, Paris SG, or simply Paris or PSG, are a French profes...

Nantes
Nantes

Football Club de Nantes Atlantique commonly referred to as FC Nantes or simply Nantes is a French professional football club based ...

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