Ligue 1 Matchweek 25 report: Injury-plagued PSG edge win over Nice before trip to Camp Nou (2-1)

Things haven't been straightforward for Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain, and the French champions just about beat Nice 2-1 at the Parc des Princes on Saturday afternoon.

The Ligue 1 champions have been hit by a number of injuries this term, including Neymar. As well as the Brazilian, they were without Angel Di Maria, Juan Bernat, Marco Verratti, Rafinha Alcantara, Colin Dagba and Timothee Pembele, although Keylor Navas returned between the sticks.

In their pink and purple Air Jordan shirt, PSG started well on Saturday, but Nice kept them at arm's length early on.

Julian Draxler did manage to open the scoring midway through the first half though, and the hosts looked set to go on to claim maximum points.

But Rony Lopes levelled for Nice early in the second half, before Moise Kean went on to deliver a 72nd-minute winner that secured the three points for PSG.

PSG are now temporarily top, though Lille and Lyon are still to play this weekend.

Pochettino's side will travel to Catalonia in the coming days ahead of the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona on Tuesday night.

PSG ready Keylor Navas for the Camp Nou

Keylor Navas is expected to be fit for Paris Saint-Germain's trip to play Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper has spent the last few weeks on the sidelines with injury, while Sergio Rico has been deputising for him.

The Costa Rican could make his return to action on Saturday against Nice. If not, though, he'll be at the Camp Nou to play against Barcelona.

What's more, Navas will have to be at the top of his game from the start as Mauricio Pochettino looks to keep out the likes of Lionel Messi.

However, the new PSG boss will be without Neymar and Angel di Maria at the Camp Nou due to injury, placing a lot of responsibility on Kylian Mbappe's shoulders.

The French international has scored four goals in his last four games in Ligue 1, including a great strike against Marseille last time out.

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