Thursday, 04 February 2021 07:46

Staff Reporter.

Paris St-Germain (PSG) bounced back from last weekend's defeat with a comprehensive 3-0 home victory against bottom side Nimes to stay hot on Ligue 1 leaders Lille's heels on Wednesday.

Angel di Maria and Kylian Mbappe were on target as PSG kept pace with their Ligue 1 title rivals.

PSG were without the suspended Neymar but the Brazilian's absence was barely felt against a Nimes side who had little to offer.

Nimes, who have lost nine of their last 11 games, have 15 points from 22 matches.

Di Maria, who had not scored since last November, put the hosts ahead in the 18th minute after intercepting a poor backpass from Lamine Fomba.

Sarabia doubled the tally nine minutes from the break as he headed home from Di Maria's free kick.

Mbappe wrapped it up with a delightful curled shot after being set up by Leandro Paredes.

Mauricio Pochettino's third-placed side remain three points behind leaders Lille, who beat Bordeaux on Wednesday.