Paris, France, September 15, 2018 – Terem Moffi, a gifted forward, led his team to a 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday by scoring twice and dishing out an assist. This was the visitors’ first loss of the year.
PSG had a chance to momentarily overtake the lead with a win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, but instead dropped to third place with eight points. They now have a one-point deficit over Nice, who is still unbeaten in the 2023–24 season, who is in second position. The leaders, AS Monaco, will visit Lorient on Sunday with a two-point lead.
Nice was commended by coach Luis Enrique, who said, “Nice were a very challenging team with an appealing game plan. They were, in my opinion, physically stronger than we were, and they were excellent at counterattacks.
Ousmane Dembele barely missed a top corner goal in the first half as PSG appeared to be in complete control after Kylian Mbappe’s attempt inside the box was stopped. However, the game swiftly changed when Terem Moffi gave Nice the lead with a low strike inside the near post in the 21st minute.
Although Mbappe’s equalizer for PSG just before the half-hour mark gave the visitors some hope, it only lasted for approximately 10 minutes. Prior to halftime, Paris Saint-Germain took control and had a chance to go ahead, but Mbappe narrowly missed putting the ball in the back of the net.
After the break, Nice’s Gaetan Laborde took advantage of Terem Moffi’s accurate pass and outstanding ball control to retake the lead for his team.
Gianluigi Donnarumma stopped PSG from giving up a third goal in a hurry, but Terem Moffi‘s cunning move tricked PSG’s defense and made it 3-1 with a low effort in the 68th minute.
Three minutes from the end, Mbappe gave PSG new life, but the home team lacked the time or accuracy necessary to force a tie.
Nice’s brilliance was noted by substitute Randal Kolo Muani, who said, “It was a great Nice squad in front of us. They maintained their composure, executed their play, and scored goals.
PSG had not lost at home to Nice in their previous 13 games in all competitions before to this defeat. Along with Rennes, Olympique de Marseille, and Monaco, Nice is one of the four teams still unbeaten in the Premier League this year.
When Dembele fired a pass across the face of the goal, Parisians regained momentum and had a chance to go ahead before halftime, but Mbappe narrowly missed pushing the ball into the net.
Instead, Nice’s forward Gaetan Laborde capitalized on outstanding ball control and a feed from a tight angle byTerem Moffi to retake the lead in the second half from close range.
When Sofiane Diop attempted a shot from close range, Gianluigi Donnarumma prevented the visitors from giving up a quick third goal. Even so, the PSG goalkeeper was helpless when Moffi tricked the PSG defenders with a low strike to make it 3-1 in the 68th minute.
Mbappe revived PSG’s hopes with a goal three minutes from time, but the hosts couldn’t find the time or precision to salvage a draw in stoppage time.
Substitute Randal Kolo Muani acknowledged Nice’s quality, stating, “It was a great Nice team in front of us. They remained composed, played their football, and scored goals.”
This defeat marked PSG’s first loss to Nice in their last 13 home matches across all competitions. Nice is among the four teams still unbeaten in the top-flight this season, along with Rennes, Olympique de Marseille, and Monaco.