PSG will start a busy stretch to close the calendar year with a home match from Matchday 14 of Ligue 1 as they look to extend their 10-point lead at the top of the standings.
It will have its three superstars, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar, who emerged unscathed from the international break and will start together at the top. They will hope to advance the chemistry they are still looking for outside of individual flashes this season.
However, Nantes (11th, 18 points) will have hopes of coming out with something from the Parc des Prince after doing so last year. They have only one loss in their last five league games.
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Sporting News will follow the PSG-Nantes match live and provide score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.
PSG vs Nantes live
PSG – Kylian Mbappé (Leandro Paredes) – 2nd min.
(All the eastern time)
Half time: PSG 1, Nantes 0
42 min .: SUB – Dennis Appiah comes on for Nantes in place of the injured Sebastien Corchia.
38 min.: No mercy for PSG and Lafont has to invent another save on Messi. And after the play recirculates, there are penalty appeals on Neymar. Well, no call.
30 min .: In the 30th minute, the PSG fans celebrate their 30th birthday:
29 min.: And now it is Neymar’s turn to be denied by Lafont. PSG is dominating. And it’s always on the left channel. It’s a carbon copy of Messi’s first chance. Nantes seems intimidated.
Alban Lafont with another fundamental shortcut. The young goalkeeper says no to PSG’s offensive trident. 😱😱😱
– beIN SPORTS Spanish (@ESbeINSPORTS) November 20, 2021
22 min .: PSG’s three forwards are clicking and it’s another save from Lafont. That was Messi finding Mbappé in the area. Good movement from the star players.
20 min.: Before the corner kick, you have to attend to Mbappé. He was stomped on the construction site and a piece of his cue came off. You have to change your shoes on the bench.
18 min.: What an opportunity for Messi! Neymar finds him in the area, but Messi’s shot is stopped by Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont. It was basically a 1v1. Messi is still looking for his first goal in Ligue 1.
16 min .: Nantes’ first real threat in a shot by Coco from outside the area that goes high from the goal. The visitors have not really threatened PSG’s makeshift rear.
10 minutes .: PSG is aiming for that wide left attacking flank (the right side of Nantes). There also began the play of goal through Neymar.
8 min.: We finally see a replay on the broadcast and it was Lionel Messi who was offside. Mbappé remained in his seventh of the year.
2nd minute: Goal PSG! A distant shot from Leandro Paredes is deflected by Mbappé on his way to the goal. At first it seemed that Mbappé was offside, but the goal remains.
1st min .: They were out. We will see what international players look like.
10:55 am ET: The tifo on the occasion of the 30 years of the PSG Virage Auteuil fans section:
10:24 am ET: A look at the pre-match warm-ups at the Parc des Princes.
Lineups of PSG vs. Nantes
The good news for Paris Saint-Germain fans is that their star trio starts at the top, and Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes return to midfield.
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But starting centrals Presnel Kimpembe or Marquinhos are not available. Abdou Diallo and Thilo Kehrer will substitute. Julian Draxler and goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma are also not part of the day’s squad.
Initial formation of PSG (4-3-3, from left to right): 1-Keylor Navas-GK – 14-Juan Bernat, 22-Abdou Diallo, 24-Thilo Kehrer, 2-Achraf Hakimi – 6-Marco Verratti, 27-Idrissa Gueye, 8-Leandro Paredes – 10-Neymar Jr., 7- Kylian Mbappé, 30-Lionel Messi
Substitutes for PSG (9): 16-Sergio Rico-GK, 17-Colin Dagba, 25-Nuno Mendes, 28-Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, 15-Danilo, 18-Georginio Wijnaldum, 21-Ander Herrera, 11-Angel Di Maria, 9-Mauro Icardi
It will be interesting to see how the Nantes line-up takes on PSG. The Canary Islands will not have central defender Nicolas Gallois suspended, but he still dreams of an unexpected victory at the Parc des Princes for the second consecutive season.
Nantes starting line-up (4-2-2-2, left to right): 1-Alban Lafont-GK – 24-Sebastien Corchia, 3-Andrei Girotto, 21-Jean-Charles Castelletto, 2-Fabio – 5-Pedro Chirivella, 18-Samuel Moutoussamy – 11-Marcus Coco, 10-Ludovic Blas – 23- Randal Kolo Muani, 7-Kalifa Coulibaly
Substitutes for Nantes (9): 30-Denis Petric-GK, 12-Dennis Appiah, 33-Yannis M’Bemba, 14-Charles Traore, 8-Wylan Cyprien, 31-Gor Manvelyan, 19-William Geubbels, 26-Osman Bukari, 29-Quentin Merlin
How to watch PSG against Nantes
- Date: Saturday 20 November
- Weather: 11 am ET
- Television channel: beIN Sports, beIN Sports in Spanish
- Transmission: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.