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Moffi outshines Mbappe as Nice stun PSG, Ndidi fires Leicester to top spot


TEREM Moffi posted a man-of-the-match performance tonight as Nice stunned Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in a Ligue 1 clash in Paris.

The Super Eagles striker was involved in all three Nice goals, scoring two and assisting one to outperform PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, who bagged a brace.

Moffi opened the scoring for the visitors in the 21st minute but Qatar 2022 World Cup top scorer Mbappe pulled the French champions level seven minutes later.

Nice restored their lead eight minutes into the second half when Moffi assisted
Gaetan Laborde to fire them in front.

Laborde returned the favour in the 68th minute as he set up the Nigeria international for Nice’s third goal, and they hung on to claim a famous win at the Parc de Princes despite Mbappe’s strike three minutes from time.

The victory took Nice above PSG to second in the table, while the champions are a point and place behind.

Moffi has now registered three goals and two assists in five Ligue 1 appearances for Nice this season.

In Germany, Victor Boniface was not on the score sheet but he helped Bayer Leverkusen to a creditable 2-2 draw at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, for whom Harry Kane opened the scoring.

Boniface, who made his Super Eagles debut on Sunday and grabbed an assist in the 6-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe, had scored four goals in his first three Bundesliga games and was named the league’s Player of the Month for August.

He played all 90 minutes tonight as Bayer Leverkusen retained their spot on top of the table, ahead of Bayern Munich on goal difference.

In England also tonight, Wilfred Ndidi scored his third goal in eight games in all competitions as Leicester City thrashed Southampton 4-1 at the St Mary’s Stadium to go to the top of the English Championship standings.

The Nigeria midfielder scored the Foxes’ third goal in first-half added time of the rout before being taken off 13 minutes into the second half, while his fellow Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho was an 84th minute substitute for Jamie Vardy.

Another Super Eagles star, Joe Aribo, was brought on for Southampton in the 78th minute after all the goals had been scored.

PHOTO: Terem Moffi celebrating one of his Nice goals against Paris Saint-Germain tonight.

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