French Ligue 1
Nice3Toulouse0

Nice 3-0 Toulouse

Younes Belhanda celebrates after scoring Nice's second goal against Toulouse - his second goal in two games
Younes Belhanda celebrates after scoring Nice's second goal against Toulouse - his second goal in two games

Nice moved three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 ahead of next week's game with defending champions Paris St-Germain after victory over Toulouse.

Alassane Plea sprung the offside trap before firing through the legs of 17-year-old keeper Alban Lafont.

Morocco forward Younes Belhanda doubled the lead after a great touch and volley over Lafont from outside the area.

Midfielder Jean Seri drilled home in the second half make it 12 wins in 16 Ligue 1 games for Lucien Favre's side.

Nice had started the game level on 36 points with Monaco, who won 5-0 at home to Bastia on Saturday to go top of the table on goal difference.

Defending champions Paris St-Germain, who were beaten 3-0 at Montpellier on Saturday, are third in the table on 35 points.

Unai Emery's PSG entertain Nice on 11 December (19:45 GMT) in a significant test of the leaders' title credentials.

Nice were last crowned champions of France in 1959.

Line-ups

Nice

  • 30Cardinale
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 31Costa Santos
  • 32Sarr
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 6SeriSubstituted forKozielloat 77'minutes
  • 25Cyprien
  • 18Walter
  • 13EyssericSubstituted forMarcelat 77'minutes
  • 14PléaSubstituted forDonisat 83'minutes
  • 5Belhanda

Substitutes

  • 2Souquet
  • 22Donis
  • 24Bodmer
  • 26Koziello
  • 28Boscagli
  • 33Marcel
  • 40Benítez

Toulouse

  • 40Lafont
  • 13Michelin
  • 20YagoBooked at 53mins
  • 3Musavu-King
  • 15Adou
  • 19do Rosário Calmon
  • 17SangareSubstituted forBodigerat 56'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 21DurmazSubstituted forEdouardat 45'minutes
  • 11ToivonenSubstituted forSirieixat 79'minutes
  • 12Sylla
  • 9Braithwaite

Substitutes

  • 1Goicoechea
  • 14Sirieix
  • 18Edouard
  • 22Veskovac
  • 23Bodiger
  • 24Ninkov
  • 25Pi
Referee:
Mikael Lesage
Attendance:
16,385

Match Stats

Home TeamNiceAway TeamToulouse
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Nice 3, Toulouse 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nice 3, Toulouse 0.

Attempt blocked. Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Toulouse. Conceded by Dante.

Attempt blocked. Martin Braithwaite (Toulouse) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yann Bodiger.

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

Foul by Yann Bodiger (Toulouse).

Attempt missed. Clement Michelin (Toulouse) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Wylan Cyprien (Nice).

Yann Bodiger (Toulouse) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Anastasios Donis (Nice) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Anastasios Donis replaces Alassane Pléa.

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

Foul by Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse).

Substitution

Substitution, Toulouse. Pantxi Sirieix replaces Ola Toivonen.

Alassane Pléa (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yann Bodiger (Toulouse).

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Vincent Koziello replaces Jean Michael Seri.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Vincent Marcel replaces Valentin Eysseric.

Attempt missed. Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ola Toivonen with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Somália (Toulouse).

Booking

Yann Bodiger (Toulouse) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Yann Bodiger (Toulouse).

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

Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Toulouse).

Corner, Toulouse. Conceded by Malang Sarr.

Attempt blocked. Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ola Toivonen.

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

Foul by Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse).

Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Nice).

Yrondu Musavu-King (Toulouse) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Nice 3, Toulouse 0. Jean Michael Seri (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alassane Pléa with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Somália (Toulouse) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Odsonne Edouard (Toulouse) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Dalbert (Nice) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Younès Belhanda.

Substitution

Substitution, Toulouse. Yann Bodiger replaces Ibrahim Sangare.

Attempt saved. Remi Walter (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 4th December 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nice16123130102039
2Monaco16113249163336
3PSG16112330111935
4Rennes168351819-127
5Guingamp167542115626
6Lyon1581628181025
7Bordeaux166642018224
8Toulouse166461816222
9Saint-Étienne165741614222
10Marseille165651617-121
11Angers165471518-319
12Montpellier164752328-519
13Metz155371629-1318
14Lille165291521-617
15Dijon163762225-316
16Nancy164481222-1016
17Caen164391630-1415
18Bastia163581220-814
19Nantes16349926-1713
20Lorient1633101629-1312
View full French Ligue 1 table

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