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Ligue 1: Younes Belhanda goal sees Nice beat Guingamp to replace Monaco at top

Younes Belhanda scores for Nice
With Monaco drawing at Dijon on Tuesday, Nice knew victory would take them to the top of the table

Younes Belhanda scored the only goal as Nice returned to the top of Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win over Guingamp.

With Mario Balotelli absent through injury, the Moroccan took over scoring duties, finding the top corner after being put through by Jean Seri.

It moved Nice back above Monaco, and kept them two points ahead of Paris St-Germain, who enjoyed a routine 2-0 win against Angers at the Parc des Princes.

Thiago Silva and Edison Cavani scored to secure the victory for PSG.

Elsewhere, Lyon bounced back from Sunday's defeat by PSG and moved to fourth after beating Nantes 6-0 thanks to goals from Corentin Tolisso, Alexandre Lacazette, Maxime Gonalons, Mathieu Valbuena, Mouctar Diakhaby and Nabil Fekir.

At the other end of the table, Nancy moved out of the relegation zone with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Metz.

Line-ups

Guingamp

  • 1Johnsson
  • 2Ikoko
  • 29KerbratBooked at 66mins
  • 15Sorbon
  • 3Marçal
  • 19SaliburSubstituted forde Pauwat 75'minutes
  • 8DeauxSubstituted forDialloat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Didot
  • 21BlasSubstituted forMendyat 57'minutes
  • 24Coco
  • 23Briand

Substitutes

  • 4Angoua
  • 5Diallo
  • 6Sankoh
  • 9Mendy
  • 12de Pauw
  • 26Giresse
  • 30Salin

Nice

  • 30Cardinale
  • 21Barbosa Pereira
  • 31Dante
  • 32Sarr
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 26Koziello
  • 25Cyprien
  • 6SeriSubstituted forBodmerat 84'minutes
  • 13EyssericSubstituted forWalterat 89'minutes
  • 14PléaSubstituted forDonisat 78'minutes
  • 5BelhandaBooked at 51mins

Substitutes

  • 2Souquet
  • 18Walter
  • 22Donis
  • 24Bodmer
  • 28Boscagli
  • 33Marcel
  • 40Benítez
Referee:
Benoit Millot
Attendance:
14,680

Match Stats

Home TeamGuingampAway TeamNice
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Guingamp 0, Nice 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Guingamp 0, Nice 1.

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Mathieu Bodmer.

Attempt blocked. Nill de Pauw (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Mathieu Bodmer (Nice).

Moustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Nice. Mathieu Bodmer tries a through ball, but Wylan Cyprien is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Moustapha Diallo (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Étienne Didot.

Foul by Anastasios Donis (Nice).

Fernando Marçal (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Moustapha Diallo (Guingamp) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mathieu Bodmer (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moustapha Diallo (Guingamp).

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Remi Walter replaces Valentin Eysseric.

Attempt saved. Marcus Coco (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Étienne Didot with a cross.

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Mathieu Bodmer.

Attempt saved. Moustapha Diallo (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Ikoko with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Alexandre Mendy (Guingamp) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nill de Pauw.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Mathieu Bodmer replaces Jean Michael Seri.

Attempt missed. Nill de Pauw (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alexandre Mendy.

Wylan Cyprien (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Moustapha Diallo (Guingamp).

Foul by Valentin Eysseric (Nice).

Marcus Coco (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Anastasios Donis replaces Alassane Pléa.

Substitution

Substitution, Guingamp. Moustapha Diallo replaces Lucas Deaux.

Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Nice).

Étienne Didot (Guingamp) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

Christophe Kerbrat (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Guingamp. Nill de Pauw replaces Yannis Salibur.

Alassane Pléa (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Deaux (Guingamp).

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Malang Sarr.

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Malang Sarr.

Vincent Koziello (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yannis Salibur (Guingamp).

Attempt missed. Jean Michael Seri (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Vincent Koziello.

Wylan Cyprien (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Marçal (Guingamp).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nice15113127101736
2PSG1511223082235
3Monaco15103244162833
4Lyon1581628181025
5Bordeaux156632017324
6Rennes157351619-324
7Guingamp156541915423
8Toulouse156451813522
9Saint-Étienne155731612422
10Angers155371316-318
11Marseille154651317-418
12Metz155371629-1318
13Nancy154471219-716
14Montpellier153752028-816
15Dijon153661922-315
16Bastia153571215-314
17Lille154291421-714
18Caen154291327-1414
19Nantes15348924-1513
20Lorient1532101427-1311
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