Paris Saint-Germain are back in action tonight as they face Lucien Favre’s OGC Nice at the Parc Des Princes.
The Ligue 1 champions have made a fast start to proceedings as expected so far this term, picking up 22 points from a possible 24 - they sit second in the table though, after Marseille’s comfortable 3-0 defeat of Angers took them to 23 points.
Their visitors have had a less than pleasant start to the campaign, struggling to 13th position under their new boss Favre, who succeeded now PSG boss Christophe Galtier at the helm at Les Aiglons.
Galtier’s appointment has seen a real upturn in the cohesion of Les Parisiens superstar forwards, with the formidable three of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar threatening to blow every opponent by the wayside.
The latter in particular has enjoyed a quite incredible renaissance, scoring eight and assisting seven in eight Ligue 1 matches. He is one ahead of Mbappe in the league’s scoring charts, with Messi the provider - showcasing his true ability as the primary creator.#
"Nice have had a bit of a rough start to the season," PSG boss Galtier said of his opponents in Thursday’s pre-match press conference.
"We have worked with about five regulars for 10 days and quickly need to slip back into our rhythm. This is the first in a long run of matches."
"There are 13 games left before the World Cup break. We are preparing for it and careful on a physical level. Nice is a club where I was very happy. I am convinced that they have a team with a coach who can take them far."
Here is everything you need to know about PSG v Nice.
PSG v Nice TV Channel and live stream
The match will be televised in the UK on BT Sport 2, and can be streamed on BT Sport’s app to subscribing customers.
What time does PSG v Nice kick-off?
The match kicks off at 8pm UK time, providing excellent evening viewing for those keen on European football.
PSG team news
The champions will be without Marco Verratti after he picked up a knock on international duty, but would have been suspended regardless. Renato Sanches and Presnel Kimpembe are also out.
Nice team news
Nice will be happy to see the impending return of former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey after he missed the last four with a hamstring problem. Ross Barkley, Joe Bryan and Mario Lemina are other former Premier League stars featuring under Favre. They will be without record-breaking Jean-Clair Todibo, who was sent off after nine seconds against Angers before the break.
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