French Ligue 1
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Nice 2-1 Bordeaux

Mario Balotelli reacts after scoring for Nice against Bordeaux
Mario Balotelli has scored 11 goals in 18 Ligue 1 games this season

Mario Balotelli scored one goal and set up another as Nice beat Bordeaux to move four points behind Ligue 1 leaders Monaco.

The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker equalised from the penalty spot after Gaetan Laborde had given Bordeaux the lead.

The penalty was awarded after Arnaud Souquet was fouled by Jeremy Toulalan.

Balotelli then set up Valentin Eysseric to hit the winner for third-placed Nice.

They are one point behind second-placed Paris St-Germain, who won the French League Cup by beating Ligue 1 leaders Monaco 4-1 on Saturday.

Both Monaco and PSG have a game in hand over Nice.

Lyon are fourth after being held to a 1-1 draw at Rennes.

Line-ups

Nice

  • 30CardinaleBooked at 82mins
  • 2SouquetBooked at 40mins
  • 31Dante
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 26Koziello
  • 6Seri
  • 21Barbosa Pereira
  • 5BelhandaSubstituted forLe Bihanat 78'minutes
  • 13EyssericSubstituted forSarrat 89'minutes
  • 9BalotelliBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 10Le Bihan
  • 11Srarfi
  • 15Burner
  • 22Donis
  • 32Sarr
  • 33Marcel
  • 40Benítez

Bordeaux

  • 16Carrasso
  • 20Sabaly
  • 6Lewczuk
  • 4JovanovicBooked at 24mins
  • 3Contento
  • 23VadaSubstituted forMenezat 71'minutes
  • 14Toulalan
  • 13Sankhare
  • 25Silva de Oliveira
  • 24LabordeSubstituted forRolanat 71'minutes
  • 11KamanoSubstituted forOunasat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gajic
  • 7Menez
  • 8Arambarri
  • 9Rolan
  • 17Ounas
  • 18Plasil
  • 30Prior
Referee:
Benoit Bastien
Attendance:
19,669

Match Stats

Home TeamNiceAway TeamBordeaux
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Nice 2, Bordeaux 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nice 2, Bordeaux 1.

Mickael Le Bihan (Nice) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vukasin Jovanovic (Bordeaux).

Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Nice).

Adam Ounas (Bordeaux) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Diego Contento (Bordeaux).

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Malang Sarr replaces Valentin Eysseric.

Maxime Le Marchand (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Rolan (Bordeaux).

Attempt missed. Valentin Eysseric (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Mario Balotelli (Nice) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bordeaux. Conceded by Dalbert.

Attempt blocked. Adam Ounas (Bordeaux) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Adam Ounas (Bordeaux) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Youssouf Sabaly.

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

Foul by Igor Lewczuk (Bordeaux).

Booking

Yoan Cardinale (Nice) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Nice).

Igor Lewczuk (Bordeaux) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Adam Ounas (Bordeaux) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Younousse Sankhare.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Mickael Le Bihan replaces Younès Belhanda.

Substitution

Substitution, Bordeaux. Adam Ounas replaces Francois Kamano.

Hand ball by Francois Kamano (Bordeaux).

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Youssouf Sabaly.

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

Foul by Diego Rolan (Bordeaux).

Attempt missed. Diego Rolan (Bordeaux) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Malcom.

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

Foul by Diego Rolan (Bordeaux).

Substitution

Substitution, Bordeaux. Jérémy Menez replaces Valentin Vada.

Substitution

Substitution, Bordeaux. Diego Rolan replaces Gaetan Laborde.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Nice).

Valentin Vada (Bordeaux) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Francois Kamano (Bordeaux) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Offside, Nice. Mario Balotelli tries a through ball, but Arnaud Souquet is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ricardo Pereira (Nice) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Attempt saved. Francois Kamano (Bordeaux) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Younousse Sankhare.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco30225387266171
2Paris SG30215460213968
3Nice311910250252567
4Lyon301631161352651
5Marseille31138104438647
6Bordeaux31121094339446
7Saint-Étienne301111834241044
8Guingamp31118123839-141
9Nantes31118123045-1541
10Toulouse311010113333040
11Rennes3191392934-540
12Angers31116143240-839
13Lille31107143037-737
14Metz2998122953-2435
15Montpellier3189144355-1233
16Caen3195173152-2132
17Dijon31611143948-929
18Nancy3177172141-2028
19Lorient3184193361-2828
20Bastia31510162445-2125
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