The Uruguay striker aimed a precise pass in Di Maria's direction and Kylian Mbappe's exquisite dummy scrambled a Nantes defence appealing in vain for offside, leaving the Argentina midfielder to slot home his seventh goal of the season. It's true that in the second half they pushed more. I think everybody should be fine.
PSG were without the injured Neymar for the visit to fifth-placed Nantes, but that didn't prevent them from making a quick start to the game with the opening goal.
"We did not even score the goal to get a draw, but here there is no video, like in Italy", bemoaned Ranieri.
Ligue 1 leaders PSG led early on through Angel Di Maria but became embroiled in a tightly contested encounter in Neymar's injury absence.
Di Maria went close to doubling the lead eight minutes before the interval but his shot from close range hit the bar.
Nantes continued to plug away and came close to a leveller early in the second period, but Sala was denied by a sprawling Alphonse Areola after latching onto a slack Layvin Kurzawa backpass.
Lyon moved level on points with Monaco as they drew 1-1 draw at home to Angers.
Nabil Fekir's second-half equaliser rescued a point for the hosts after Karl Ekambi's penalty for the strugglers shocked the high flyers.
PSG sporting director Antero Henrique said on Friday the club had wanted to deal with any disciplinary measures regarding Cavani and Pastore "in-house", although the Uruguayan's inclusion for the Nantes game suggests he has served his punishment.
Saint-Etienne ended a 10-match winless streak with a 2-0 win over Toulouse thanks to goals from Robert Beric and Assane Diousse.