This Friday at the Parc des Princes, the Nigerian Terem Moffi achieved what only a few have managed to do: outshine Kylian Mbappe himself with his performance. With an exceptional performance including two goals and an assist, the African was a nightmare for Paris Saint Germain and the great architect of his team’s 3-2 victory.
Moffi made a consecrating appearance. Every time he took the ball, Nice smelled like a goal a team that is built on two pillars: a well-oiled counterattack and a well-trained high-pressing system saved for certain moments.
The Nigerian warned in the 9th minute with an attack on the left that ended with a shot at the near post. Gianluigi Donnarumma blocked, but it was the start of what was to come.
He didn’t let the second one go through. High pressure from Nice, which ultimately led to a defeat for Mbappe. Pass into the center of the penalty area for Jean-Clair Todibo, who immediately hit the goal, but the ball bounced off a defender and was left to Moffi, who finished at the right post, with the luck that the ball touched Lucas Hernández and twisted to Donnarumma.
Preventing the visitor from counterattacking from the start had the advantage of reinforcing the tendency.
Mbappe’s equalizer came straight away, but Luis Enrique’s side appeared uncomfortable on the field. Nice scored well and always threatened counterattacks.
The second half started in favor of the guests, always thanks to Moffi, who made a great move on the left in the 53rd minute: first he danced to Danilo, distributed him with a feint and on the edge of the final line he threw a perfect cross, which Gaetan Laborde connected with his foot. Great goal.
Enlarged, Nice wanted more and injured PSG.
At 68, Moffi caused danger again. As a tribute to the counterattack, he grabbed it on the right and hit towards the middle. First he made Hernández look ridiculous with a simple feint, then he did the same to Milan Skriniar, placing it close to the crossbar, which was impossible for Donnarumma.
In the end there would be a great goal from Mbappe and the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi, the only ones who would have stepped up for the Paris team, but it would not even be enough to save a draw.