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OGC Nice 1-2 PSG: Talking Points

We cover the PSG victory away at OGC Nice in our Talking Points!

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Top 5 / Top 10 18 Mar 2018, 21:44 IST
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PSG came fom behind to win their 9th consecutive league fixture.

Paris Sanit-Germain carried-on with business as usual with a come-from-behind victory against OGC Nice in Ligue 1.

Angel di Maria levelled things up for the away side in the first half after they fell behind to a Allan Saint-Maximin goal. PSG completed the comeback in the 82nd minute as Dani Avles rose the highest to head the ball home.

Neymar Jr. continued to be on the sidelines after his injury that'll see him miss out the remainder of the season.

We look back at the most consequential talking points from the match.


#3 Kurzawa justified his claims of unfairly being left out go the latest France squad, Even without Neymar Jr.

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Layvin was left out by France coach Didier Deschamps from the latest national squad.

Kurzawa came on in the second half against Nice after he had not just lost the starting berth in the national side but also the left-back position of his club-side to a reserve - Yuri Berchiche.

He was in for a difficult second half - up against the busy Allan Saint-Maximin who gave his predecessor a torrid time in the first, scoring the opener as well.

The French international put in a sturdy performance, managing to thwart the Nice forward's mazy runs in-behind the back-line. He did well on a couple of potentially dangerous one-on-one situations against Saint-Maximin and managed to keep tabs on him throughout the remainder of the game.

The performance was worthy of a place in the France squad, if not the starting line-up, alone.

This will bring into question the selection methods and tactics of the French national manager, who failed dramatically in the last Euro Final in his decision-making, after asking Pogba to sit in midfield despite having the likes of Kante, Sissoko and Matuidi in the side.

Despite his form tailing away towards the closure of the season, Kurzawa will provide width and pace upfront, and judging by the basis on this performance, will be successful at warding off opposition attacks at the back.


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