Video: Nancy 1 – 2 Paris Saint-Germain [Ligue 1] Highlights 2016/17
Edinson Cavani’s scoring streak continued as Paris Saint-Germain secured an unconvincing 2-1 victory at Ligue 1 strugglers Nancy.
Uruguay forward Cavani had scored eight goals in six Ligue 1 appearances prior to Saturday’s clash at Stade Marcel Picot, and netted his ninth of the season with a sublime finish 18 minutes in.
That goal was the second of a quick-fire double for Unai Emery’s side, who had taken the lead five minutes prior courtesy of Lucas Moura’s free-kick.
Nancy – bottom of the table having lost five of their previous eight league fixtures – did pull one back 10 minutes into an end-to-end second half, veteran midfielder Alou Diarra nodding in on his debut.
The hosts were also unfortunate not to have had a penalty late on – Christophe Mandanne going down under pressure from Grzegorz Krychowiak.
But, in spite of Nancy’s resurgence, PSG held firm to seal the win, which sees them move level on 19 points with Monaco – four behind Ligue 1 pace-setters Nice.
PSG dominated proceedings early on, but Nancy – Ligue 2 champions last term – remained relatively untroubled until Lucas’s 13th-minute free-kick.
Both Cavani and Krychowiak failed to connect with the winger’s delivery, but their runs were enough to distract Nancy goalkeeper Guy N’Dy Assembe, who allowed the ball to curl inside the right-hand upright.