PSG went on the road to play Nice away from the Parc des Princes for the 30th matchday of the Ligue 1 season and earned their first win in three attempts, beating Nice 2-0 away from home.
Paris Saint-Germain finally scored a goal after failing to do so in their last two matches at the Parc. It must have been the lack of visiting supporters in the stands of the Allianz Riviera helping PSG on Saturday, as fans from PSG are banned from attending games at the Nice stadium in France.
It was a day full of landmarks, milestones, and reasons for celebration. PSG avoided their third consecutive loss (which has not happened since 2008 when the team were fighting to avoid relegation), Marquinhos played his 400th games for the club, Sergio Ramos his 50th, and Lionel Messi scored a record-breaking 100th goal this season for Paris.
Galtier, more than anyone, surely must have gone to sleep with a sense of relief. Managing under heavy pressure, this victory probably earned the French coach the right to sit at the PSG bench for the remainder of the campaign on his way to lifting the club's 11th Ligue 1 title barring a catastrophe. Then, of course, he will inevitably get sacked.
Here are the grades from our Parisian men after they won their first league game in three attempts, this time away from the Parc des Princes and at Nice, to keep building their case toward a historic 11th Ligue 1 title.
Nice vs PSG - Grades: Goalkeepers
7 - Donnarumma: One of the best games the goalie has played this season, let alone of late. He didn't have to do that much for a long period of time to start the match, but then Nice came firing and he responded more than aptly. Not on a lot of foot-playing demand, so that helped too.