PSG might still be superior in the standings but they were held in a draw again in the midweek while Christopher Galtier's Nice begins to climb to the second.
Mauricio Pocchettino's side has not been in their best recently by sealing only one win in the past four matches. This midweek, they failed to pick up three points again while traveling to Lorient after only sharing spoils in a 1-1 draw. The home side which was able to beat Le Parisien in January 2021 or in the early month of Pocchettino's reign seemed to be ready to haunt them again with several attempts at the first half before they eventually scored the opener through Tomas Monconduit's strike. The trouble for PSG became worst as Sergio Ramos was sent off at the second half. Their savior eventually came right at the death from the Argentine forward since Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were sidelined in this fixture due to the injury. However, it was Messi who found the back of the net but Mauro Icardi. The former Inter Milan man headed home to snatch one point for the visitors.
Lorient vs PSG 1-1
Goals: Monconduit (40); Icardi (91)
Lorient: Nardi – Laporte, Mendes, Jenz, Goff– Abergel, Enzo La Fee, Tomas Monconduit, Outtarra – Armand Lauriente (Igor Silva 78), Moffi
PSG: Keylor Navas – Presnel Kimpembe, Achraf Hakimi, Nuno Mendes (Sergio Ramos 46), Marquinhos – Ander Herrera (Sekou Yansane 78), Idrissa Gueye, Angel Di Maria, Gini Wijnaldum – Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi
In the meantime, Christopher Galtier appears to ready to pose more threat for the capital side after ending their domestic domination last season with Lille. This season, he brought Nice to secure a 2-1 win over Lens at their home turf. They conceded first through Arnaud Kaliumendo-Muiga before the interval. Yet, at the second half, Kasper Dolberg and Co made a crucial comeback with two goals from Mario Lemina and Dutch international Justin Kluivert. Nevertheless, their position is not safe yet since they share the same points as Olympique Marseille, which still have one game in hand. Dmitri Payet and Co could only muster a 1-1 draw while playing host to Reims. Thanks to the skipper's late penalty which saved them from a home defeat.
St.Etienne vs Nantes 0-1
Montpelier vs Angers 4-1
Bordeaux vs Lille 2-3
Lyon vs Metz 1-1
Troyes vs Brest 1-1
Marseille vs Reims 1-1
Monaco vs Rennes 2-1
Clermont Foot vs Strasbourg p-p