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PSG-Nantes: Mbappé at the party, feverish Paris… Favorites and scratches from our special correspondent


Beyond the final result, find out what caught the attention of our journalist on Saturday, at the Parc des Princes, during PSG's victory over Nantes (4-2).


To discover

  • From birth under the bombs to playing Nantes, the history of FC Nantes

  • Calendar and results Ligue 1

  • League 1 standings

Mbappé alone in the world

Kylian Mbappé at the rendezvous.

After having equalized Edinson Cavani last Sunday, in Marseille (3-0 victory), Bondy's crack did not force things.

He thought we were going to offer him this 201st goal on a plateau but the penalty he was about to take was finally canceled.

Of course, it was only a postponement.

Especially since Mbappé had passed the second in the last minutes, clearly pushing to shake the nets.

He won in the 92nd minute of play, making the Parc des Princes exult (4-2 victory).

Paris had planned everything, giant banners, message from Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, huge tarpaulin deployed on the lawn... Alongside speaker Michel Montana, the hero of the day delivered his first impressions in front of "his" audience.


201: a record exceeded for a player who makes us dream.

Thank you Mbappé

, ”savored the Collectif Ultras Paris, which multiplied the signs of affection.

The house party.

Nuno Mendes, the caviar left

Illustrious unknown to the general public when he arrived in 2021, Nuno Mendes did not take long to establish himself on the left.

So it was quickly clear that Juan Bernat would have to settle for the crumbs when he returned from injury.

Since then, it has never disappointed.

On the contrary: the Portuguese arrow goes up the towers again and again, always faster, always more dangerous.

And defensively, he is also progressing.

On this subject, he made an incredible comeback in the area in front of Ignatius Ganago (66th).

What cold blood!

On Saturday, he was involved in the first two Parisian goals, including the assist for Leo Messi.

More generally, he brings crazy energy to his side and always represents a real threat to the opposition.

Last but not least, his agreement with Kylian Mbappé is excellent.

The two thieves speak the same football.

Above all, the former Sporting is the only one who can follow “KM”.

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Just Fontaine, duty of memory

Figure of French football, Just Fontaine died last Wednesday, at the age of 89.

The man with 13 goals at the 1958 World Cup is also a figure of PSG.

The coach who brought the club from the capital to Division 1 in 1974 was him.

The former French international coached Paris from 1973 to 1976. And the Collectif Ultras Paris has not forgotten him.

1933-2023, Just Fontaine: a duty of remembrance for a great name in our history

“, could we read on banners deployed before the kick-off, in the heart of a sober and circumstantial tifo.

A minute of applause was respected in the enclosure of the Porte de Saint-Cloud, where "Justo" had collapsed, a discomfort which had given fear to everyone, while "his" PSG had just defeat Valenciennes, in the jump-off for accession to D1.

The score ?

4-2, as a sign.

Ganago, a goal that warms the heart

Obviously, a goal will not ease his pain.

But it is through this kind of little thing that Ignatius Ganago will be able to raise his head after having had the immeasurable pain of losing his little Chloé, 4 years old, a few weeks ago.

And it was he who allowed FC Nantes to equalize (38th), after the somewhat happy center-shot from Ludo Blas for the 2-1.

Obviously, this goal was ultimately not enough for the Canaries (4-2)… Note that Ganago, the second player to score in five different matches against Paris in L1 under the QSI era after Wissam Ben Yedder (6, via Opta ), had the happiness of recovering the jersey of a certain Mbappé after the meeting.

He didn't come for nothing...


Donnarumma and PSG feverish

The matches follow one another… and are not alike for Gigio Donnarumma.

Brilliant in Marseille last Sunday (3-0 victory), the Italian international doorman did not close at the near post on the goal of Blas and he was guilty of a hand fault which brought the corner which allowed Nantes to equalize.

Situations that occurred when PSG, as too often, fell in pace after leading 2-0.

We will not have the right to have this kind of behavior

in Munich, insists Christophe Galtier.

Despite this small drop in tension, settled from the start of the second period, Paris-SG is not obliged to concede goals on all its weak times either... And that's Donnarumma's job , who would do well to put on the superhero cape he had on the side of the Velodrome.

Otherwise, Parisian hopes will quickly fly away in Bavaria…

Read alsoPSG-Nantes: “We will not have the right to have this kind of behavior” in Munich, swears Galtier

Marquinhos, the tile?

This is exactly the kind of news that PSG hoped to avoid this Saturday, with the knockout round of the Champions League next Wednesday in Munich.

As expected, Christophe Galtier fielded "

a very competitive team

“against Nantes.

The same 11 as in Marseille, without Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles tendon, end of the season) or Marco Verratti (suspended).

Perfect for keeping up.

Less when there is an injury … We will hold our breath in Paris knowing that Marquinhos left at the end of the match.

Hit in the ribs, the Brazilian captain of Paris Saint-Germain collapsed after a final contact.

End of mission.

Start of worry.

Especially since Nordi Mukiele, hit in the Achilles tendon, was also forced to abandon his little comrades.

A priori, Galtier is not too worried.

But the Parisian coach has no margin after the injury of "Presko" and knowing that the indicted Achraf Hakimi is anything but certain to be able to hold his place on Wednesday.

We will cross our fingers

“, blows Christophe Galtier.

There is only that to do...

Ignition delay for Nantes

Admittedly, the Canaries showed “


” as Antoine Kombouaré indicated.

They had the chance to come back to 2-2, thank you Donnarumma, but they were largely embarrassed with a too timid start to the match.

Moreover, coach Kombouaré had already detected a problem during the warm-up and shouted.

In the end, the Nantes people logically took the third goal on the hour mark before discovering themselves.

Even if the fourth Parisian goal only arrived in stoppage time, there was no picture on Saturday.

And when you start upside down as the Canaries did, it's bound to be even harder, especially at the Parc des Princes...

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Source: lefigaro

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