PARIS (AP) — Mauro Icardi ended his scoring drought with a lucky deflection as runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 at Nantes on Tuesday to move 15 points clear.
Icardi tried to jump out of the way of countryman Ángel Di María’s shot in the 29th minute but instead diverted into the net. It was his 10th league goal of the season but first since Dec. 21 for the prolific Argentine striker. Di Maria then set up defender Thilo Kehrer for a header from a corner in the 56th for 2-0.
But Moses Simon pulled a goal back in the 68th and PSG’s shaky defense needed sharp saves from goalkeeper Keylor Navas to deny Simon and Renaud Emond in the closing stages.
Nantes was without goalkeeper Alban Lafont due to a minor injury, and his understudy Denis Petrić made a superb stop from Icardi’s early volley.
France striker Kylian Mbappé, who angrily snubbed PSG coach Thomas Tuchel after being substituted in Saturday’s 5-0 home win against Montpellier, set up the first goal in the 29th.