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Nice 2-1 Marseille

Nice
Nice move up to ninth in Ligue 1 with their home win against title-chasing Marseille

Marseille missed the chance to go top of Ligue 1 as they lost to 10-man Nice.

The hosts went in front when Valentin Eysseric sent a cross into the area and Romain Genevois poked the ball over the line for his first goal for the club.

Despite being down to 10 men after Kevin Gomis picked up two bookings in quick succession, Nice went 2-0 ahead with Niklas Hult's close-range finish.

Florian Thauvin lobbed over goalkeeper Mouez Hassen to score for Marseille but they could not grab an equaliser.

The defeat leaves Marcelo Bielsa's side one point behind leaders Lyon, who will go four points clear at the top if they win their home match against Metz on Sunday.

Marseille are hoping to win the Ligue 1 title for the first time since 2009-10.

Crowd
There were more than 30,000 fans at the Allianz Riviera for the derby match between Nice and Marseille
Nice
Nice have now won their last three Ligue 1 matches
Niklas Hult
Niklas Hult is congratulated by team-mates Nampalys Mendy (left) and Alassane Plea after making it 2-0
Florian Thauvin
Florian Thauvin's goal for Marseille was his fifth of the season, but first since 28 November
Marcelo Bielsa
Marcelo Bielsa's Marseille side have only taken one point from their six away Ligue 1 matches

Line-ups

Nice

  • 1Hassen
  • 15Puel
  • 25Genevois
  • 5GomisBooked at 54mins
  • 19Amavi
  • 22MendyBooked at 87mins
  • 13HultSubstituted forThioubat 89'minutes
  • 11BautheacBooked at 89mins
  • 3Carlos EduardoSubstituted forDiawaraat 61'minutes
  • 10EyssericSubstituted forRafetraniainaat 83'minutes
  • 14PléaBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 7Vercauteren
  • 16Pouplin
  • 18Maupay
  • 20Diawara
  • 23Bosetti
  • 33Rafetraniaina
  • 34Thioub

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 8LeminaSubstituted forOmraniat 65'minutes
  • 2AloeBooked at 36mins
  • 15Morel
  • 26Dja DjédjéBooked at 64mins
  • 20RomaoSubstituted forBoutobbaat 75'minutes
  • 25ImbulaBooked at 60mins
  • 9Gignac
  • 17Payet
  • 14Thauvin
  • 22Batshuayi

Substitutes

  • 4Doria Macedo
  • 5Sparagna
  • 6Bangoura
  • 16Samba
  • 18Tuiloma
  • 19Omrani
  • 31Boutobba
Referee:
Antony Gautier
Attendance:
25,407

Match Stats

Home TeamNiceAway TeamMarseille
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away23

Live Text

Match ends, Nice 2, Marseille 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nice 2, Marseille 1.

Baptiste Aloe (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

Offside, Marseille. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Bilal Boutobba is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Albert Rafetraniaina (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Éric Bautheac (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Billel Omrani (Marseille).

Sada Thioub (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Marseille. Michy Batshuayi tries a through ball, but Florian Thauvin is caught offside.

Booking

Éric Bautheac (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Éric Bautheac (Nice).

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Sada Thioub replaces Niklas Hult.

Attempt missed. Jérémy Morel (Marseille) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dimitri Payet with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Nampalys Mendy (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dimitri Payet (Marseille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nampalys Mendy (Nice).

Attempt missed. Giannelli Imbula (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Florian Thauvin.

Foul by Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille).

Niklas Hult (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Albert Rafetraniaina replaces Valentin Eysseric.

Attempt missed. Michy Batshuayi (Marseille) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Attempt missed. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Giannelli Imbula.

Attempt missed. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Valentin Eysseric.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Brice Dja Djédjé.

Foul by Giannelli Imbula (Marseille).

Nampalys Mendy (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Nice 2, Marseille 1. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giannelli Imbula.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Bilal Boutobba replaces Jacques-Alaixys Romao.

Foul by Billel Omrani (Marseille).

Nampalys Mendy (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Nice 2, Marseille 0. Niklas Hult (Nice) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alassane Pléa.

Attempt saved. Giannelli Imbula (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brice Dja Djédjé.

Attempt saved. Michy Batshuayi (Marseille) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dimitri Payet with a cross.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Grégoire Puel.

Attempt blocked. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michy Batshuayi.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Billel Omrani replaces Mario Lemina.

Booking

Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille).

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