Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) continue their 100% win record in Ligue 1 after a convincing 3-0 victory over Nice.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) September 29, 2018
Brazil star Neymar expertly curled his first goal for the match into the bottom corner from outside the box at the 22nd minute. The ball fizzed past goalkeeper Walter Benitez before he could respond.
Kylian Mbappe returned after his three-game ban and seemed desperate to score for Paris Saint Germain but he fluffed a good chance right at the start of the second half by taking too many touches. After his shot was blocked near the line, attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku stroked in the rebound to make it 2-0, at the 46th minute. He stroked in for the home side to complete a neat team move.
Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien was sent off in the second half for two bookable offenses and the 2nd one for whacking Neymar in the face as his flailing arm caught the Brazilian forward. Neymar sat down for a while as he had a little blood that was wiped from his mouth with a sponge near the hour mark. He then got up and carried on, playing on for several minutes as he ran around with the temporary plaster protruding from his mouth.
Neymar had already done the damage to Nice and along with Nkunku’s goal, it was enough for league leaders PSG’s eighth-straight win. However, Neymar was not yet done as he scored his 2nd for the night at stoppage time as Mbappe set him up for an easy tap-in giving his club the 3-0 victory they deserved.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 29, 2018
With 7 goals, Neymar is one ahead of Marseille winger Florian Thauvin and at the top of the Ligue 1 scoring chart.
PSG have won all 8 of their Ligue 1 games this season and are 9 points clear of second-placed St Etienne. They face Red Star Belgrade for their 2nd Champions League match this season on Wednesday, 3rd October.