PSG Loses Opening League Match


PSG’s Kylian Mbappe could not stay in the limelight, as is usual, even after finding the back of the net twice on September 15th. Nice managed to pull off an extremely unexpected upset result of 3-2 with Terem Moffi being involved in all of them. He scored twice and assisted another during the match.

PSG’s Start Is Unacceptable For The Fans

PSG is presently the Ligue 1’s defending champions. Luis Enrique, the team’s new coach, was yet to lose a match with the team before the Friday fixture. The result is concerning in more ways than one, since the French side starts its search for an elusive Champions League trophy on September 19th against German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund.

The defensive frailties that PSG has been dealing with for quite some time were blatantly exposed once more. Moffi, who is of Nigerian descent, clinically dissected the remaining weaknesses with his pace as well as wide running when he didn’t have the ball. Furthermore, his traits worked wonders for unbeaten Nice’s excellent counterattacking football.

The defeat was especially expensive for the French juggernauts as they sit in third place in the league. Nice, who currently sits in second, is one point ahead. Monaco is currently the leader in the league and is two points ahead with one game less played. On September 17th, they will face Lorient on the road.

For the assist, Moffi ran the length of the left flank before firing an extremely accurate cross to Gaetan Laborde, the team’s striker. Laborde did not waste the chance at the far post. Moffi then proceeded to put his team ahead after a penalty area scramble let him clip a shot into the PSG goal past Gianluigi Donnarumma, the goalkeeper. He scored in minute number 21 before. It took eight minutes for Mbappe to equalize.