French Ligue 1

Nice 2-1 Marseille

Nice move up to ninth in Ligue 1 with their home win against title-chasing Marseille

Marseille missed the chance to go top of Ligue 1 as they lost to 10-man Nice.

The hosts went in front when Valentin Eysseric sent a cross into the area and Romain Genevois poked the ball over the line for his first goal for the club.

Despite being down to 10 men after Kevin Gomis picked up two bookings in quick succession, Nice went 2-0 ahead with Niklas Hult's close-range finish.

Florian Thauvin lobbed over goalkeeper Mouez Hassen to score for Marseille but they could not grab an equaliser.

The defeat leaves Marcelo Bielsa's side one point behind leaders Lyon, who will go four points clear at the top if they win their home match against Metz on Sunday.

Marseille are hoping to win the Ligue 1 title for the first time since 2009-10.

There were more than 30,000 fans at the Allianz Riviera for the derby match between Nice and Marseille
Nice have now won their last three Ligue 1 matches
Niklas Hult
Niklas Hult is congratulated by team-mates Nampalys Mendy (left) and Alassane Plea after making it 2-0
Florian Thauvin
Florian Thauvin's goal for Marseille was his fifth of the season, but first since 28 November
Marcelo Bielsa
Marcelo Bielsa's Marseille side have only taken one point from their six away Ligue 1 matches



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Hassen
  • 15Puel
  • 25Genevois
  • 5GomisBooked at 54mins
  • 19Amavi
  • 22MendyBooked at 87mins
  • 13HultSubstituted forThioubat 89'minutes
  • 11BautheacBooked at 89mins
  • 3de Oliveira AlvesSubstituted forDiawaraat 61'minutes
  • 10EyssericSubstituted forRafetraniainaat 83'minutes
  • 14PléaBooked at 54mins


  • 7Vercauteren
  • 16Pouplin
  • 18Maupay
  • 20Diawara
  • 23Bosetti
  • 33Rafetraniaina
  • 34Thioub


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Mandanda
  • 8LeminaSubstituted forOmraniat 65'minutes
  • 2AloeBooked at 36mins
  • 15Morel
  • 26Dja DjédjéBooked at 64mins
  • 20RomaoSubstituted forBoutobbaat 75'minutes
  • 25ImbulaBooked at 60mins
  • 9Gignac
  • 17Payet
  • 14Thauvin
  • 22Batshuayi


  • 4Doria Macedo
  • 5Sparagna
  • 6Bangoura
  • 16Samba
  • 18Tuiloma
  • 19Omrani
  • 31Boutobba
Antony Gautier

Match Stats

Home TeamNiceAway TeamMarseille
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nice 2, Marseille 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nice 2, Marseille 1.

  3. Post update

    Baptiste Aloe (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

  5. Post update

    Offside, Marseille. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Bilal Boutobba is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Albert Rafetraniaina (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Éric Bautheac (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Billel Omrani (Marseille).

  9. Post update

    Sada Thioub (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Marseille. Michy Batshuayi tries a through ball, but Florian Thauvin is caught offside.

  11. Booking

    Éric Bautheac (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Éric Bautheac (Nice).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Nice. Sada Thioub replaces Niklas Hult.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jérémy Morel (Marseille) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dimitri Payet with a cross following a set piece situation.

  16. Booking

    Nampalys Mendy (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Dimitri Payet (Marseille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nampalys Mendy (Nice).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Giannelli Imbula (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Florian Thauvin.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 23rd January 2015

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