Paris vs Nice

OGC Nice in short

Founded in 1908, Nice are, alongside Monaco and Cannes, one of the French Riviera’s most prominent football clubs. However, contrary to their near neighbours Cannes, who have gradually spiralled down through the divisions, Nice succeeded in being part of the French most competitive championship, the Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Run by Jean-Pierre Rivière since 2011, Les Aiglons appointed in December 2020 Adrian Ursea as new head coach, after the dismissal of Patrick Vieira, former 1998 FIFA World Cup winner with the French team.

In terms of honours, Nice have won 4 Ligue 1 Uber Eats titles and have lifted the French Cup on three occasions. On the continental stage, the club has twice reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, in 1957 and 1960, both times, Real Madrid proved to be one hurdle too far. In addition, they got to the third round of the UEFA Cup, in December 1973, where they lost to Cologne. The club is part of Europa League Group C, alongside Bayer Leverkusen, Hapoel Beer Sheva and Slavia Prague. The club finished at the 4th position, with only 1 victory.

One of the highlights of the year for Nice fans is the Côte d’Azur derby, where their heroes lock horns with Monaco, the team’s most recent success in the hotly contested fixture came on Match 6th, 2020, thanks to two goals from Kasper Dolberg at Allianz Riviera. At the end of the 2019-20 season, the club finished 5th in the ranking, behind Lille and Rennes.

OGC Nice reached the League Cup final in 2006, losing 2-1 against AS Nancy-Lorraine.

The encounters

39 matchs joués

20
Won
9
Drawn
10
Lost
D25 - L1 20/21
February 14th, 2021
2-1
D4 - L1 20/21
September 20th, 2020
0-3
D10 - L1 19/20
October 18th, 2019
1-4

The Parisians against Nice

On Friday, October 18th, 2019, Thomas Tuchel's men were travelling to Allianz Riviera as part of matchday 10. The Parisians won 4-1 thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappé and Mauro Icardi.

On 2020-21 Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 4, Thomas Tuchel's men went victorious 3 - 0 against OGC Nice at Allianz Riviera. Mbappé, Di Maria and Marquinhos scored their first goal of the season during this match. On February 14th, 2021, On Valentine's Day, the Parisians were receiving OGC Nice at Parc des Princes. Wearing their new third jersey, the Red and Blue went victorious 2 - 1, thanks to goals from Draxler and Kean.

The first confrontation between the two teams dates back to the 1971-72 season. Final score 1 - 1.

Players to follow

Duel

Neymar Jr

Striker 05/02/1992
Considered by many to be one of the most talented players of his generation, Neymar Jr. has been playing for Paris Saint-Germain since the summer of 2017 and his transfer from Barcelona. Trained at Santos FC, he attracted the most prestigious European clubs at the time, joining the Catalan club. On September 29th, 2018, the Parisians travelled to the Allianz Riviera, Neymar Jr. made a major contribution to Paris Saint-Germain's 3-0 win. With a curling right-foot shot and a superb serve from Kylian Mbappe, he also became the league's top scorer that evening.
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Walter Benitez

Goalkeeper 19/01/1993
Born on January 19th, 1993, in General José de San Martin, Argentina, Walter Benitez has been OGC Nice's goalkeeper since 2016. First number 2, behind Yoan Cardinale, he had the opportunity to express his talent following his injury. Very strong on his line, he impressed in particular during the matches against Caen and Toulouse. During 2017-18, we will obviously remember his incredible stop against FC Nantes. An Argentine international since 2013, he was the starting goalkeeper for the Argentina U-20 team at the 2013 South American Championship held at home in Argentina. During the 2018-19 season, he established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

Allianz Riviera

After having played at their traditional home of Stade Municipal du Ray from 1927 to 2013, Nice opened their brand-new ground, the Allianz Riviera, on September 22nd, 2013. Located in the Saint-Isodore district, the Allianz Riviera is a modern, multi-functional stadium that is also used for Top 14 professional rugby matches as well as high-profile concerts, such as the one featuring Jay-Z and Beyoncé in July 2018. Boasting a total capacity of 36,178 seats, the arena also staged UEFA EURO 2016 matches, including the Round-of-16 encounter between Iceland and England.

Boulevard des Jardiniers
06 200 Nice
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Practical information
The club has put in tremendous efforts to ensure that access to the Allianz Riviera is as easy as possible, putting in place Ligne Foot (“football lines”) rail services from several neighbouring areas, and a shuttle service from nearby car parks. Bus services 9 and 10, as well as 95, which only operates on matchdays, also facilitate access for supporters. In addition, shuttles run from the Saint-Augustin regional train station to the stadium.