PSG get hard-fought win over Nantes to extend lead in Ligue 1


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Randal Kolo Muani's late goal helped Paris Saint-Germain to get a 2-1 win over Nantes on Saturday to claim their eighth consecutive Ligue 1 win and extend their lead at the top of the standings.

PSG moved up to 36 points, six points clear of Monaco, who beat Stade Rennais 2-1. Third-place Nice are on 29 points and will host Reims on Sunday.

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Bradley Barcola opened the scoring for PSG in the 41st minute when he found space in the six-yard box following a solo run from the left, scoring his first goal since joining the capital side in August.

Mostafa Mohamed equalised for the visitors in the 55th minute from a corner, seizing on some poor defending to head home from close range past keeper Arnau Tenas, who replaced the suspended Gianluigi Donnarumma.

France international Kolo Muani scored against his former team to restore the lead for PSG seven minutes from time by capitalising on a rebound after a save by the visitors' keeper following a set piece.

"It's good to see my old team mates again. It was a strange feeling, to be on the opposing side," Kolo Muani told Canal+.

"We had to take the three points today. We played some good football and that's reassuring, even if we weren't able to capitalise on a few chances, we were still in control of the game."

Luis Enrique's side travel to Borussia Dortmund in a key Champions League Group F game on Wednesday.

"We've been working hard all week for the match that's coming up," Kolo Muani added. "We're very confident and we know we've got a big game ahead of us there.

"We have a very strong squad so we're very confident about facing Dortmund."