The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a dominant 3-0 leaguw-win over Marseille last Sunday, while Nantes defeated Lens 2-1 to in the quarter-final of the French Cup in the mid-week.
Paris Saint-Germain will play host to Nantes in a Ligue 1 fixture at Parc des Princes on Saturday night. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a dominant 3-0 leaguw-win over Marseille last Sunday, while Nantes defeated Lens 2-1 to in the quarter-final of the French Cup in the mid-week. PSG are currently occupying top spot in the French top flight standings, having collected 60 points from 25 games, eight clear of the chasing pack. The visitors, meanwhile, are sitting at the 13th position, with 28 points to their name, seven clear of the relegation zone.
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After three consecutive defeats in all competition earlier in February, the Parisians returned to winning ways in style, coming from behind to beat Lille 4-3 at home, before putting three goals past second-placed Marseille, last Sunday. The Olympians had a great opportunity to put pressure on the leaders as a victory in front of home supporters would have closed the gap to just two points. But a two-man show by Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe helped the reigning champions secure all three points in the derby. Mbappe netted a double to equal Edinson Cavani’s record as PSG’s highest goal-scorer of all time on 200 scalps. Meanwhile, the Frenchman turned provider for Messi to score his 700th club career goal. It was PSG’s 19th league-win of the season. After the game against Nantes, PSG will travel to Germany for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, aiming to overturn a one goal deficit. Meanwhile Galtier’s side have already been eliminated from the French Cup, courtesy of losing 2-1 to Marseille last month.
Nantes, on the other hand, fought back to beat Lens 2-1 in the quarter-finals of Coupe de France on Tuesday. The Yellow House were indebted to a pair of penalties by Andy Robert, after Seko Fofana’s 28th-minute opener. They will face Lyon in the semi-finals of the Cup competition in April. Meanwhile, Antonine Komboure’s men have lost their last two league-games, and their last triumph in Ligue 1 came against Lorient on February 12, thanks to Ludovic Blas’ lone goal on the hour-mark. Since then, the Canaries have failed to keep a clean sheet in their next five outings in all tournaments. Nantes only have two wins from their 13 away games in the 2022-23 Ligue 1 season.
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PSG’s injury list consists of Presnel Kimpembe, Neymar and Renato Sanches, while midfielder Marco Verratti is out with suspension. Mbappe will continue to spearhead the attack, with Messi in support. As for Nantes, defenders Sebastian Corchia, Quentin Merlin and Charles Traore are expected to miss Saturday’s game, while Nicolas Pallois is back after recovering from a knee injury.
PSG probable line-up: Donnarumma, Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos, Mendes, Vitinha, Pereira, Ruiz, Soler, Messi, Mbappe
Nantes Probable line-up: Lafont, Centonze, Castelletto, Girotto, Hadjam, Sissoko, Moutoussamy, Blas, Mollet, Ganago, Mohamed
|Bayern Munich||0-1 (L)|
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|PSG beat Nantes||0-3|
|PSG beat Nantes||4-0|
|Nantes beat PSG||3-1|
|PSG beat Nantes||3-1|
|Nantes beat PSG||1-2|
The Ligue 1 match between PSG and Nantes will take place at Parc des Princes on Sunday at 1:30 am IST.
|PSG vs Nantes||Key Details|
|Date||March 4 (Saturday)|
|Venue||Parc des Princes|
|Kickoff time in France||9:00 pm (Saturday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:30 am (Sunday)|
The live telecast of the Ligue 1 matches in India is available on Sports 18 network. Fans will also be able to live stream through Jio TV. Besides, the match between PSG and Nantes can also be seen on Canal + Sport 360 and Amazon Prime Video in France.
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