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Paris St Germain Secures 1-0 Victory Over Nantes, Extending Unbeaten Streak to 17 Matches

Paris, February 17, 2024, The Europe Today: In a commanding display of resilience and skill, leaders Paris St Germain (PSG) secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Nantes on Saturday, extending their unbeaten Ligue 1 run to an impressive 17 matches.

Despite a challenging first half, PSG emerged triumphant with Kylian Mbappe and Lucas Hernandez contributing crucial second-half goals. The win propels Luis Enrique’s side to 53 points, establishing a formidable 14-point lead over second-placed Nice, who suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Olympique Lyonnais on Friday.

Reflecting on the match, Luis Enrique praised the exceptional attitude of his players, especially during a demanding first half. He noted the team’s improved attacking presence in the second half, acknowledging the difficulty but expressing gratitude for the fortunate breakthrough.

The decisive moment came in the 60th minute when Lucas Hernandez unleashed a long-range strike, finding the net with the aid of a deflection by Nantes’ Moussa Sissoko. This marked PSG’s first shot on target and opened the scoring for the visitors.

Adding to the triumph, substitute Kylian Mbappe extended PSG’s lead in the 78th minute with a confidently converted penalty. This goal marked Mbappe’s 21st in the league this season, solidifying his position as Ligue 1’s top scorer.

Despite the significant lead in the standings, Luis Enrique remained cautious, emphasizing that the league is not settled until it is mathematically certain. He acknowledged the absence of a strong challenger but attributed it to the team’s consistent performance throughout the season.

Enrique concluded, “It is important for us to be solid in the league, to be a team that uses the league to reinforce a way of playing to win more titles.” With a stellar performance, PSG continues to assert its dominance in Ligue 1, leaving an indelible mark on the football landscape.