Christophe Galtier may not be able to save his job with a Ligue 1 title, but victories like the 2-0 away win at Nice on Saturday will do wonders for his immediate happiness.
Nice made the night difficult for a PSG outfit that has struggled so badly in recent weeks.
Speculation over Lionel Messi’s future continues to play in the background, but it didn’t stop the Argentine being decisive on the pitch.
After just 26 minutes of play Nuno Mendes produced a brilliant individual run before slotting the ball across to Messi who was able to beat Kasper Schmeichel with a fine shot.
Nicolas Pepe almost equalized for the hosts right on half-time, but the Arsenal loanee shot straight at Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Terem Moffi was next to force a stop out of the Italian, producing a towering header from close-range, however the former AC Milan stopper dived down to his right and parried the ball away.
PSG rode their luck
There is no hiding the fact that the current PSG team isn’t much more than a functioning unit in passages of matches. They don’t dominate and would struggle against Europe’s top teams, as we saw against Bayern Munich.
In truth, Nice could have been in the lead by the time Dante hit the crossbar in the 51st minute, then seconds later Pepe cut inside and forced another smart save out of the PSG goalkeeper.
PSG were able to make the result safe in the 76th minute, relying on experience as Sergio Ramos headed home a Messi corner-kick.