French Ligue 1
Nantes1Nice2

Nantes 1-2 Nice

Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli has scored nine Ligue 1 goals this season - the same as Paris St-Germain's Neymar

Mario Balotelli scored his sixth goal in his last six games as Nice beat Nantes in Ligue 1.

The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker, who has scored 14 goals in 19 appearances this season, scored the 75th-minute winner, a first-time effort from 20 yards.

Yacine Bammou had given the hosts the lead, before Alassane Plea's equaliser.

Earlier on Sunday, Houssem Aouar scored twice in the last 11 minutes as Lyon came from behind to beat Amiens 2-1.

Line-ups

Nantes

  • 30Tatarusanu
  • 15Dubois
  • 4Pallois
  • 3Santos SilvaBooked at 68mins
  • 5Djidji
  • 19Touré
  • 33NgomSubstituted forEl Ghanassyat 64'minutes
  • 28RongierSubstituted forGirottoat 78'minutes
  • 8Thomasson
  • 10BammouSubstituted forIlokiat 65'minutes
  • 9Sala

Substitutes

  • 1Dupé
  • 6Alves de Lima
  • 7Iloki
  • 11Kacaniklic
  • 14El Ghanassy
  • 18Moutoussamy
  • 20Girotto

Nice

  • 40Benítez
  • 2SouquetBooked at 85mins
  • 4Santos da Silva Barbosa
  • 23Sarr
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 8Lees-MelouBooked at 21mins
  • 5TamezeBooked at 37mins
  • 6Seri
  • 7Saint-MaximinSubstituted forSrarfiat 84'minutes
  • 9BalotelliBooked at 40mins
  • 14Pléa

Substitutes

  • 3Lloris
  • 11Srarfi
  • 15Burner
  • 21Mendy
  • 26Koziello
  • 27Makengo
  • 30Cardinale
Referee:
Jerome Miguelgorry
Attendance:
19,723

Match Stats

Home TeamNantesAway TeamNice
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home22
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Nantes 1, Nice 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nantes 1, Nice 2.

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Touré (Nantes) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Diego Carlos (Nantes) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Léo Dubois with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Mario Balotelli.

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Malang Sarr.

Attempt missed. Diego Carlos (Nantes) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Marlon Santos (Nice).

Booking

Arnaud Souquet (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Arnaud Souquet (Nice).

Koffi Djidji (Nantes) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Bassem Srarfi replaces Allan Saint-Maximin.

Attempt missed. Emiliano Sala (Nantes) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Léo Dubois with a cross.

Attempt missed. Andrei Girotto (Nantes) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emiliano Sala with a cross.

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

Foul by Jules Iloki (Nantes).

Attempt missed. Yassine El Ghanassy (Nantes) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Koffi Djidji (Nantes).

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Andrei Girotto replaces Valentin Rongier.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Nice).

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Touré (Nantes) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Yassine El Ghanassy (Nantes) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Léo Dubois.

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.

Attempt saved. Jules Iloki (Nantes) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Valentin Rongier.

Goal!

Goal! Nantes 1, Nice 2. Mario Balotelli (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin.

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Touré (Nantes) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Yassine El Ghanassy.

Attempt saved. Mario Balotelli (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin.

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

Foul by Koffi Djidji (Nantes).

Booking

Diego Carlos (Nantes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Nicolas Pallois (Nantes) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Jules Iloki replaces Yacine Bammou.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Yassine El Ghanassy replaces Santy Ngom.

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

Foul by Santy Ngom (Nantes).

Attempt saved. Alassane Pléa (Nice) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.

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

Foul by Valentin Rongier (Nantes).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 10th December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG17142151133844
2Lyon17105242192335
3Monaco17112440182235
4Marseille17105235191635
5Nantes178361618-227
6Rennes177462220225
7Montpellier175841410423
8Nice177282228-623
9Caen177281118-723
10Guingamp176471923-422
11Amiens176381619-321
12Strasbourg175662227-521
13Dijon176382431-721
14Bordeaux175572226-420
15Saint-Étienne175571727-1020
16Toulouse175481623-719
17Troyes175391824-618
18Lille175391626-1018
19Angers172961927-815
20Metz171214733-265
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