Ligue 1: Thanks to its young people, Paris deprives Nice of the Champions League | TV5MONDE

Ligue 1: Thanks to its young people, Paris deprives Nice of the Champions League | TV5MONDE
Ligue 1: Thanks to its young people, Paris deprives Nice of the Champions League | TV5MONDE

Paris Saint-Germain, already titled and heavily overhauled, won in Nice 2 goals to 1 on Wednesday in a late match on the 32nd day of Ligue 1, and put an end to the Aiglons’ hopes of participating in the League champions next season.

Nice, 5th in the championship and guaranteed to play in the Europa League next season, had to win at home against the French champion to offer themselves, during the 34th and final day on Sunday, a “final” against Lille, 3rd, and virtually qualified for the next C1.

The final will not take place. With this defeat, Nice is 4 points behind Losc and Brest, 4th with the same number of points as Lille (58 points) and will no longer be able to beat them at the post during the last championship match.

Paris, on the contrary, deprived of its star Kylian Mbappé, the best passer in Ligue 1, Ousmane Dembélé, and other executives, left in Paris for the final of the Coupe de France against Lyon on May 25 in Lille , has perfectly prepared for the last deadline of his season.

Thanks to its young shoots, aligned on the Côte d’Azur, PSG made up for its defeat last weekend at home against Toulouse (3-1) and perfectly met the expectations of its coach Luis Enrique who had demanded character from his players the day before.

In less than ten minutes, the best defense in Ligue 1 took on water, tortured by the speed and quality of dribbling of Bradley Barcola.

The left winger of Paris SG, expected to appear on the list of 23 or 26 Blues who will participate in the Euro in Germany this summer, unveiled by Didier Deschamps on Thursday, perfectly chose his moment to shine.

Cure of youth

In the 18th minute, after a throw-in six meters from Marcin Bulka, Barcola took advantage of an error by Jordan Lotomba in front of his area to recover the ball, rely on Fabian Ruiz and adjust the Nice goalkeeper with a strike curled from the inside of the right to open the scoring and score his fourth goal this season.

A few minutes later, the attacker once again overtook Lotomba along the surface, rushed in before crossing hard at ground level for Yoram Zague alone at the penalty point. On his 18th birthday, the young Parisian defender, surprised by Luis Enrique’s line-up at kick-off, had no trouble scoring his first goal in Ligue 1 (2-0, 24th).

During a fast-paced first period, the offensive pressing of both teams cost the defenders on each side dearly.

The Parisian storm passed, Nice, which had started the game well, recovered its spirits and got back in the direction of march, taking advantage of a poor restart from Marquinhos to reduce the score thanks to a nice raid from Jeremie Boga concluded by Mohamed Cho (32nd, 2-1).

In the second half, the Aiglons tried everything to force their destiny, but were no longer able to deceive Arnau Tenas, in the Parisian goals in place of Gianluigi Donnarumma on Wednesday.

Their season ends even before their last meeting on Sunday in Lille, unlike Paris which, without its stars, treated itself to a makeover before the final of the Coupe de France. Lyon can tremble.

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