PSG 4-1 Nantes: Awaziem suffers heavy defeat in Ligue 1 - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 18/11/2017

Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awziem suffers heavy 4-1 defeats with Nantes in the hands of current league leader PSG in week 12 encounter in Ligue 1 at Parc des Princes on Saturday evening.

Edison Cavani opens the scoring before Angel Di Maria double the lead going to halftime  Prejuce Nakoulma pull one back for Claudio Ranieri side as Javier Pastore restore the two goals lead with Uruguay international extend the highest goal scorer with his second of the day.

First half 

The first chance of the game goes to PSG as Javi Pastore through ball to Neymar, whose shot is deflected by a Nantes defender to a corner kick.

Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem wins a corner-kick after showing too much of the ball to Thiago Silva who pokes possession away from the foot of the Nantes full-back.

Away, team, almost take the lead as Andrei Girotto and then passed to Lima who put in a cross at the far-post for Dubois who side-footed his shot over Alphonse Areola’s crossbar and out for a goal-kick 24th minute gone.

Cavani broke resilience Nantes as the Uruguayan Cavani receives a pass from Pastore as he was left completely unmarked at the top of the penalty area. The former Napoli striker took one touch to set himself and one to slot his strike past Tatarusanu who had no chance of saving the well-placed effort to make 1-0 after 38 minutes.

Four minutes later Di Maria doubles the lead after receiving the ball from Dani Alves as the Argentina winger shot that that ends in the back of the net

Second half 

Substitute Nakoulma pull one back for Ranieri side as Iloki sends a cross from the right-hand side to Dubois, who centers the ball for Nakoulma to tap in past Areola 2-1 60th minutes of the encounter.

Five minutes later Verratti sends a beautiful through-ball for the Argentine midfielder who takes a powerful shot immediately. Tatarusanu gets two hands to the strike and volleys it upwards, but the ball lands behind the Romanian goalkeeper and into the back of the net to make 3-1.

Cavani get his second of the encounter as Verratti but a Nantes defender hits a clearing shot which ricochets off of Pallois in the Nantes penalty area. With Tatarusanu completely out of position, the deflected clearance falls right to the feet of Cavani who passes the ball past the Romanian goalkeeper and into the back of the net to make it 4-1.

Neymar runs into the penalty area with the ball at his foot and successfully chips Tatarusanu who went down to make the save early but a last-second defensive effort by Nigerian star Awaziem clears the ball on the goal-line.

PSG have scored 2+ goals in every match since a 0-0 draw away at Montpellier in September.

PSG’s next match is a midweek Champions League tie against Celtic on Tuesday at home, before a big top of the table clash next weekend in Monaco