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Dijon 3-2 Nice

Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli was booked by Nicolas Rainville during the second half

Former Italy striker Mario Balotelli was booked for complaining to the referee about alleged racist chants as his Nice side lost to Dijon.

The ex-Manchester City and Liverpool forward was unhappy with the reaction from the home fans when he missed a shot in the 72nd minute, gesturing to the Dijon supporters to be quiet.

He spoke to referee Nicolas Rainville, who showed him a yellow card.

Dijon won the game 3-2 with all the goals in the final 30 minutes.

The hosts took the lead through Julio Tavares, before Pierre Lees Melou and Alassane Plea put Nice ahead.

But Tavares converted a penalty and Kwon Chang-hoon scored a late winner.

Nice
Nice confirmed the reason for Balotelli's reaction on Twitter during the game

Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere complained about the officiating after the game, although he did not mention Balotelli and was instead angry with the penalty decision.

Earlier on Saturday, leaders Paris St-Germain beat Toulouse 1-0 to move 12 points ahead of Monaco, who saw off Anger 4-0.

Line-ups

Dijon

  • 30Reynet
  • 19RosierSubstituted forChafikat 75'minutes
  • 18Yambéré
  • 4DjilobodjiBooked at 33mins
  • 5Haddadi
  • 15BalmontSubstituted forKwonat 70'minutes
  • 8Abeid
  • 20AmalfitanoBooked at 80mins
  • 9Said
  • 11Tavares
  • 10SlitiSubstituted forJeannotat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Leroy
  • 6Lautoa
  • 21Massouema
  • 22Kwon
  • 26Chafik
  • 27Varrault
  • 29Jeannot

Nice

  • 40Benítez
  • 4Santos da Silva BarbosaBooked at 80mins
  • 31Costa SantosBooked at 42mins
  • 23Sarr
  • 12Coly
  • 8Lees-Melou
  • 5TamezeSubstituted forCyprienat 75'minutes
  • 6SeriSubstituted forSackoat 88'minutes
  • 11SrarfiSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 64'minutes
  • 9BalotelliBooked at 74mins
  • 14Plea

Substitutes

  • 7Saint-Maximin
  • 18Sacko
  • 21Mendy
  • 25Cyprien
  • 27Makengo
  • 30Cardinale
  • 33Perraud
Referee:
Nicolas Rainville
Attendance:
11,901

Match Stats

Home TeamDijonAway TeamNice
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Dijon 3, Nice 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dijon 3, Nice 2.

Foul by Marlon Santos (Nice).

Júlio Tavares (Dijon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Nice. Marlon Santos tries a through ball, but Allan Saint-Maximin is caught offside.

Foul by Racine Coly (Nice).

Júlio Tavares (Dijon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Nice).

Kwon Chang-Hoon (Dijon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Ihsan Sacko replaces Jean Michael Seri.

Foul by Racine Coly (Nice).

Wesley Said (Dijon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Dijon 3, Nice 2. Kwon Chang-Hoon (Dijon) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benjamin Jeannot.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Nice).

Baptiste Reynet (Dijon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Wylan Cyprien (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marlon Santos.

Booking

Marlon Santos (Nice) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Romain Amalfitano (Dijon) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dijon 2, Nice 2. Júlio Tavares (Dijon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Malang Sarr (Nice) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Dijon. Cédric Yambéré draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Dijon. Conceded by Racine Coly.

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Fouad Chafik replaces Valentin Rosier.

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Benjamin Jeannot replaces Naim Sliti.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Wylan Cyprien replaces Adrien Tameze.

Booking

Mario Balotelli (Nice) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin with a cross.

Offside, Nice. Allan Saint-Maximin tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

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

Foul by Júlio Tavares (Dijon).

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Kwon Chang-Hoon replaces Florent Balmont.

Attempt missed. Papy Djilobodji (Dijon) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Valentin Rosier with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Dijon. Conceded by Jean Michael Seri.

Goal!

Goal! Dijon 1, Nice 2. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adrien Tameze.

Offside, Dijon. Oussama Haddadi tries a through ball, but Naim Sliti is caught offside.

Offside, Nice. Adrien Tameze tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Dijon 1, Nice 1. Pierre Lees-Melou (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin.

Substitution

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

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Wesley Said.

Goal!

Goal! Dijon 1, Nice 0. Júlio Tavares (Dijon) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Romain Amalfitano with a through ball.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 10th February 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG25212276175965
2Monaco25165460263453
3Marseille25157355292652
4Lyon24146454282648
5Montpellier2591062320337
6Nantes2411492424037
7Bordeaux25105103234-235
8Nice25104113137-634
9Guingamp2596102532-733
10Rennes2494112833-531
11Caen2594121828-1031
12Dijon2494113648-1231
13Saint-Étienne2586112640-1430
14Strasbourg2476112841-1327
15Toulouse2575132233-1126
16Amiens2574142230-825
17Angers25510102738-1125
18Lille2474132137-1625
19Troyes2373132232-1024
20Metz2553172346-2318
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