Match ends, Monaco 1, Nice 0.
Dimitar Berbatov scored a fantastic goal to keep Monaco's slim Ligue 1 title hopes alive by beating Nice in the Cote d'Azur derby.
The 33-year-old controlled the ball, let it bounce in front of him, and then clipped it over keeper David Ospina from a tight angle after five minutes.
Monaco, promoted from Ligue 2 last summer, trail Paris St-Germain - who have a game in hand - by seven points with only four matches left.
PSG can wrap up the title next weekend.
If the defending champions win against Evian on Wednesday, they will claim the title if Claudio Ranieri's Monaco lose at bottom club Ajaccio next Saturday or if PSG beat strugglers Sochaux the following day.
Bulgarian Berbatov has scored three league goals in nine games for Monaco since joining on loan in January from Fulham.
- 8João MoutinhoBooked at 47mins
- 15BerbatovSubstituted forRivièreat 84'minutes
- 10RodríguezSubstituted forDirarat 75'minutes
- 18GermainSubstituted forKondogbiaat 65'minutes
- 3KolodziejczakBooked at 80mins
- 14PiedSubstituted forBrülsat 58'minutes
- 18MaupaySubstituted forCvitanichat 57'minutesBooked at 87mins
- 13EyssericSubstituted forPuelat 88'minutes
- Laurent Duhamel
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Monaco 1, Nice 0.
Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).
Éric Bautheac (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco).
Didier Digard (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Christian Brüls (Nice).
Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nampalys Mendy (Nice).
Substitution, Nice. Paulin Puel replaces Valentin Eysseric.
Dario Cvitanich (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Aymen Abdennour (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dario Cvitanich (Nice).
Substitution, Monaco. Emmanuel Rivière replaces Dimitar Berbatov.
Attempt missed. Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov following a fast break.
Timothée Kolodziejczak (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Nabil Dirar (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Timothée Kolodziejczak (Nice).
Nabil Dirar (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.