In a Ligue 1 match that took PSG more than it should have to win, the Parisian club ended up snatching another victory from Nantes beating their foes 2-1 on Saturday night.
Randal Kolo Muani, one of Paris Saint-Germain's many signings from the summer transfer window arriving from Eintracht Frankfurt of the German Bundesliga for over €80m, proved his worth and became the hero of the day by lifting PSG past Nantes this weekend.
Kolo Muani, facing the club at which he started to make a name for himself before moving to Germany in July 2022, undid his former team by scoring the winning goal with fewer than 10 minutes left in regulation.
The forward came off the bench in the 79th minute and less than five minutes later he had already added his name to the scoreboard with an 83rd-minute goal on a close-range finish. Nantes had stubbornly held their ground for a long period of the game, but Kolo Muani put their old pals to the sword as they were already dreaming about earning at least one point against the French champions and current Ligue 1 leaders.
Bradley Barcola opened the score by baggin PSG's first goal in the 41st minute, on the verge of halftime, taking advantage of a defensive lapse by Nantes.
Despite Nantes' efforts and resilience, including their 55th-minute goal to tie the game then and there, they could do nothing to spot a man they came to know very well after they initially signed him as a U17 player back in 2015 from US Torcy.
PSG will now focus on their upcoming midweek Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund, one that could both see the Frenchmen crash out of the competition entirely or clinch a berth for the knockout stages to be played in the 2024 calendar year.