French Ligue 1
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Nice 2-2 Caen

Mario Balotelli
Balotelli scored his 10th league goal of the season, ending a four-game goal drought

Nice came from two goals down to draw with Caen as they missed the chance to draw level on points with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco.

Ivan Santini headed the visitors in front before Yann Karamoh doubled their lead on 50 minutes.

Mario Balotelli halved the deficit on 71 minutes with his 10th league goal of the season, before Anastasios Donis equalised six minutes later.

Nice move to second on 63 points, a point ahead of Paris St-Germain.

PSG play Lorient on Sunday while Monaco, who lead with 65 points, host Bordeaux on Saturday.

Elsewhere former Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin scored twice as Marseille beats Angers 3-0.

Line-ups

Nice

  • 30Cardinale
  • 2SouquetBooked at 41mins
  • 4Baysse
  • 31Dante
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 6Seri
  • 25CyprienSubstituted forLe Bihanat 57'minutes
  • 18Walter
  • 33MarcelSubstituted forDonisat 63'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Balotelli
  • 13Eysseric

Substitutes

  • 10Le Bihan
  • 21Barbosa Pereira
  • 22Donis
  • 24Obbadi
  • 26Koziello
  • 32Sarr
  • 40Benítez

Caen

  • 1Vercoutre
  • 24Guilbert
  • 28Da Silva
  • 5Yahia
  • 13Ben YoussefBooked at 56mins
  • 11Bessat
  • 12Rodelin
  • 18Adeoti
  • 25Féret
  • 7KaramohSubstituted forLeborgneat 71'minutes
  • 26Santini

Substitutes

  • 2Seube
  • 14Louis
  • 15Imorou
  • 19Leborgne
  • 29Genevois
  • 32NGassaki NDongo
  • 40Dreyer
Referee:
Francois Letexier
Attendance:
23,640

Match Stats

Home TeamNiceAway TeamCaen
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Nice 2, Caen 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nice 2, Caen 2.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Leborgne (Caen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julien Féret.

Hand ball by Arnaud Souquet (Nice).

Booking

Anastasios Donis (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Anastasios Donis (Nice).

Jordan Leborgne (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Valentin Eysseric (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Damien Da Silva.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Damien Da Silva.

Anastasios Donis (Nice) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Syam Ben Youssef (Caen).

Attempt missed. Mickael Le Bihan (Nice) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Frederic Guilbert.

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

Foul by Ivan Santini (Caen).

Attempt missed. Anastasios Donis (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Valentin Eysseric.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Nice).

Jordan Leborgne (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ivan Santini (Caen).

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

Foul by Jordan Adeoti (Caen).

Goal!

Goal! Nice 2, Caen 2. Anastasios Donis (Nice) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Frederic Guilbert.

Foul by Valentin Eysseric (Nice).

Alaeddine Yahia (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Caen. Jordan Leborgne replaces Yann Karamoh.

Goal!

Goal! Nice 1, Caen 2. Mario Balotelli (Nice) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dante with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Alaeddine Yahia.

Attempt blocked. Jean Michael Seri (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Arnaud Souquet.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Syam Ben Youssef.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Anastasios Donis replaces Vincent Marcel.

Foul by Mickael Le Bihan (Nice).

Ronny Rodelin (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jean Michael Seri (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Mario Balotelli (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ronny Rodelin (Caen).

Foul by Vincent Marcel (Nice).

Vincent Bessat (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco28205382255765
2Nice29189247232463
3Paris St G28195456193762
4Lyon271521055322347
5Marseille29136104337645
6Bordeaux28111073634243
7Saint-Étienne28101083122940
8Rennes2891092732-537
9Toulouse2899103229336
10Angers29106132838-1036
11Guingamp2898113236-435
12Nantes2897122441-1734
13Montpellier2889114046-633
14Caen2995153148-1732
15Metz2787122651-2531
16Lille2886142736-930
17Nancy2877141835-1728
18Dijon2869133745-827
19Bastia28510132438-1425
20Lorient2864182857-2922
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