French Ligue 1
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Rennes 2-2 Nice

Arnaud Souquet
Nice (in white) have slipped from first to third after winning two of their last seven league games

Valentin Eysseric scored in the final 10 minutes as faltering Ligue 1 title contenders Nice came from two goals down to save a point at Rennes.

With Mario Balotelli absent because of illness, Lucien Favre's side went behind to a chipped finish from former West Ham midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.

Giovanni Sio turned in from close range for Rennes' second amid offside claims.

Anastasios Donis pulled one back before Eysseric ran clear to slot in the equaliser for Nice, who remain third.

Benjamin Andre almost won it for Rennes with a header from a corner in the final minutes, but Mounir Obaddi cleared it off the line.

Favre's team, who led the table for much of the first half of the season, have won just two of their last seven Ligue 1 matches, and are five points off the top.

Despite their comeback, they finish the weekend having lost ground on second-placed Paris St-Germain, who won 3-0 at Bordeaux on Friday, and leaders Monaco, who thumped Metz 5-0 on Saturday.

Line-ups

Rennes

  • 1Costil
  • 29Danze
  • 5Teodósio MendesBooked at 90mins
  • 32GnagnonSubstituted forFernandesat 45'minutes
  • 15BensebainiSubstituted forCavareat 75'minutes
  • 18Amalfitano
  • 8Chantôme
  • 26Prcic
  • 21André
  • 7MubeleSubstituted forKaluluat 64'minutes
  • 13Sio

Substitutes

  • 6Fernandes
  • 11Said
  • 14Kalulu
  • 19Cavare
  • 23Hunou
  • 30Gertmonas
  • 31Diakhaby

Nice

  • 30Cardinale
  • 2Souquet
  • 4Baysse
  • 31Dante
  • 29Chagas EstevaoSubstituted forLe Marchandat 75'minutes
  • 26KozielloSubstituted forObbadiat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Cyprien
  • 6Seri
  • 13Eysseric
  • 14PléaSubstituted forDonisat 43'minutes
  • 5BelhandaBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 11Srarfi
  • 15Burner
  • 18Walter
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 22Donis
  • 24Obbadi
  • 40Benítez
Referee:
Johan Hamel
Attendance:
25,665

Match Stats

Home TeamRennesAway TeamNice
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Rennes 2, Nice 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rennes 2, Nice 2.

Attempt missed. Giovanni Sio (Rennes) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano with a cross.

Booking

Mounir Obbadi (Nice) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Pedro Mendes (Rennes) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin André (Rennes) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano with a cross.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.

Jean Michael Seri (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aldo Kalulu (Rennes).

Foul by Wylan Cyprien (Nice).

Gelson Fernandes (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Paul Baysse (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin André (Rennes).

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Mounir Obbadi.

Attempt missed. Giovanni Sio (Rennes) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gelson Fernandes.

Booking

Younès Belhanda (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Younès Belhanda (Nice).

Pedro Mendes (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Rennes 2, Nice 2. Valentin Eysseric (Nice) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a through ball.

Foul by Anastasios Donis (Nice).

Morgan Amalfitano (Rennes) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Anastasios Donis (Nice) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Younès Belhanda.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Dimitri Kevin Cavare replaces Ramy Bensebaini because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Maxime Le Marchand replaces Dalbert because of an injury.

Delay in match Ramy Bensebaini (Rennes) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Giovanni Sio (Rennes) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Benjamin André.

Offside, Rennes. Benjamin André tries a through ball, but Giovanni Sio is caught offside.

Offside, Nice. Dante tries a through ball, but Anastasios Donis is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Baysse (Nice).

Giovanni Sio (Rennes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Wylan Cyprien (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Anastasios Donis.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Aldo Kalulu replaces Firmin Ndombe Mubele.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Mounir Obbadi replaces Vincent Koziello.

Attempt missed. Giovanni Sio (Rennes) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benjamin André.

Attempt saved. Giovanni Sio (Rennes) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Benjamin André with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Rennes 2, Nice 1. Anastasios Donis (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Valentin Eysseric.

Attempt missed. Giovanni Sio (Rennes) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pedro Mendes.

Foul by Arnaud Souquet (Nice).

Firmin Ndombe Mubele (Rennes) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 12th February 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco25184375235258
2PSG25174450183255
3Nice25158241202153
4Lyon241311045291640
5Saint-Étienne25109630191139
6Marseille2510693331236
7Bordeaux259972931-236
8Guingamp259793030034
9Toulouse2596103128333
10Rennes258982529-433
11Montpellier2578103642-629
12Nantes2485111833-1529
13Dijon2569103437-327
14Angers2576122133-1227
15Nancy2476111832-1427
16Metz2485112444-2027
17Lille2575132332-926
18Caen2474132542-1725
19Bastia2457122132-1122
20Lorient2564152751-2422
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