Everything on Nîmes - Paris Saint-Germain!

History, what’s at stake and the keys to the match! Discover everything you need to know about the Round 7 Ligue 1 game between Nîmes Olympique and Paris Saint-Germain, to be played this Friday October 16 at 21:00 at Stade des Costières.

A little bit of history...

It's the 28th competitive match between the sides and Paris Saint-Germain have the advantage with 13 victories, 6 draws and 8 defeats.
The Parisians have won their last three matches at Nîmes: 1-0 on March 28 1992, 1-0 on April 10 1993 and 4-2 on September 1 2018. The last  Rouge et Bleu defeat at Stade des Costières on February 22 1981, nearly 40 years ago (final score: 1-2).

13 players have worn the shirt of both clubs: Jean-Pierre Adams, William Ayache, Armando Bianchi, Pierre Bianconi, Yannick Boli, Aliou Cissé, Lionel Justier, Gérard Lanthier, Loïc Landre, Jean-Claude Lemoult, Didier Martel, Jacky Novi and Christian Perez.

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Dominique Bathenay is Paris Saint-Germain's top scorer against Nîmes, with 5 goals scored. He's ahead of Carlos Bianchi and Kylian Mbappé (4 buts).

What's at stake...

After two defeats at the start of the league season, Paris Saint-Germain have won four Ligue 1 matches in a row and want to continue their climb towards the leading positions in Ligue 1. 
Away from home, the Rouge et Bleu have been exceptional: 8 wins, 1 draw and just one defeat at Lens (0-1, on September 10) in the last 10 away games played by Paris Saint-Germain.

Since his arrival in the capital in 2018, Thomas Tuchel's Paris Saint-Germain have scored 297 goals in competitive matches. The 300-goal barrier is in the sights, one achieved already by four coaches since 1970: Georges Peyroche, Luis Fernandez, Laurent Blanc and Unai Emery.

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The keys to the match...

Despite numerous absences at Nîmes, Paris Saint-Germain can count on the recruits who signed at the end of the transfer window. 464 players have worn the Rouge et Bleu colours since the club was founded in 1970.

After only six league games, Paris Saint-Germain have already used 26 players. Only three Parisians have played all six opening matches: Presnel Kimpembe, Ander Herrera et Pablo Sarabia.