Stats & Facts: A look back on the victory over Nice

Match in numbers

Paris top of the league table thanks to the victory over Nice. Les Rouge et Bleu continue their unbeaten start and ensure they stay top of the table. A look back at the highlights and key stats from the evening at the Parc des Princes.

Messi AND Mbappé, Machine MODE ACTIVATED

The evening’s two scorers secured another victory for Paris Saint-Germain, the 8th since the start of the season in the nine matches played. Les Rouge et Bleu’s start to the season has been simply incredible, it’s the third time that Paris have picked up at least 25 points after 9 matches in a Ligue 1 season (25 in 2017-18, 27 in 2018-19), that’s as many as all of the other teams combined in the history of the league since a win has counted for 3 points (Bordeaux in 1953-54, St Etienne in 1956-57 and Lyon in 2006-07).


To reach the top of the top flight, Paris have been able to rely on the two machines, Messi and Mbappé. Against Nice, the former scored the 60th free-kick of his career and his first for the club from the capital. He has also been involved in at least one goal in his last five matches in Ligue 1 (2 goals, 5 assists).

Kylian has scored 85 goals in competitive matches at the Parc des Princes and in doing so catches up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic (85 goals) and takes a step closer to equaling the club’s record holder, Edinson Cavani (110 goals). And it’s also his 9th goal after coming on off the bench for Paris in Ligue 1, no player has done better for PSG in the top-flight (Amara Simba also on 9). Always looking higher!


Ramos, Marquinhos and Mukiele all performed on Saturday evening against Nice. The latter picked up his first assist of the season when he found Mbappé for the winner. 

Marquinhos completed each of his 75 passes against Nice, the highest total of passes completed in a match for Paris without misplacing one since Presnel Kimpembe against St Etienne on 14 May 2017 in Ligue 1 (87/87).

Finally, Sergio Ramos remains unbeaten, having not lost any of his 21 matches played in Ligue 1 (17 wins, 4 draws), equalling Juan Pablo Sorin’s record as the player with most appearances never to have lost.

The crazy run continues

Paris at the top of the league, 25 points taken from a possible 27, one of the best starts to the season in Les Rouge et Bleu’s history. Paris are also unbeaten in their last 18 Ligue 1 matches, the longest active run (14 wins, 4 draws).

The upcoming  Classique on Matchday 11, against a Marseille side currently in second place, on Sunday 16 October promises to be a particularly exciting one!