Emery not giving up on title despite PSG loss

Though his team's hopes of repeating as Ligue 1 champions are slim, the coach is not losing hope.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery lamented a missed opportunity for his team after their Ligue 1 title chances were dealt a huge blow in a loss to Nice.

Thiago Motta and Angel Di Maria were sent off late in the 3-1 defeat on Sunday as PSG were left second in the table.

VIDEO: Motta, Di Maria red cards

Monaco are three points clear at the top and have a game in hand, leaving PSG's hopes of a fifth consecutive league title hanging in the balance.

Emery rued the defeat but said his team would continue fighting as long as finishing top was mathematically possible.

"We lost a good opportunity," he told a news conference.

"It is a very hard result for us. We lost three very important points, but as long as we have a chance to play for the title, we will continue to push."

Mario Balotelli and Ricardo Pereira struck for Nice before Marquinhos gave PSG hope just after the hour-mark.

WATCH: Ricardo's stunner vs. PSG

Motta and Di Maria were shown straight red cards either side of Anastasios Donis' 92nd-minute sealer as the visitors imploded.

Emery said: "We are three points ahead of Nice.

"We will continue to fight for first place and try to secure second."