PSG on target with Di Maria double and Mbappe return
Paris SG were dominant in their 4-1 win over nine-man OGC Nice in the Ligue 1 Frida fixture with Angel Di Maria with a double in the first half with a boost for the Parisians as Kylian Mbappe made his comeback from injury.
Angel Di Maria opened the scoring racing to a through ball to squeeze past the keeper and chipped in the second from a tight angle but Ignatius Ganago hauled Nice back into the game.
The fightback for Patrick Vieira was cut-off with the dismissal of Wylan Cyprien and Christophe Herelle in the space of three minutes killed off the contest.
Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi tap-in added to the victory with which Tuchel happy with the first-half display
Tuchel told PSG’s official website: “We had a good first period and we started well in the second, with many chances to score the third goal and kill off the game.
“But we lacked precision and determination. Nice took more risks. After they scored it was complicated, but the double sending-off made the decision for us.”
Tuchel went on to praise Di Maria, who took his tally for the season to seven with his well-taken brace.
“He stayed with us during the international break and enjoyed a few days off which was good for him,” added Tuchel.
“He has a lot of qualities and a good mentality. He always thinks of the team, brings intensity, is reliable and very professional.”
Angel Di Maria told the media
“The important thing was to win. We started well and took advantage of the space. I’m very happy. The coach gives me confidence, and I have faith in him, and I want to repay that faith on the pitch.” Speaking to Canal+ Sport