French Ligue 1
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Nancy 0-1 Nice

Alassane Plea
Nice striker Alassane Plea has scored three Ligue 1 goals this season

Nice overcame the absence of the injured Mario Balotelli to win 1-0 at Nancy and return to the top of Ligue 1.

Balottelli, who has scored four times in two league games since signing from Liverpool in August, was absent with an adductor muscle problem.

But a second-half strike from Alassane Plea extended Nice's unbeaten start and took them back above Monaco.

"To have 17 points after seven matches is magnificent. We are all happy," said coach Lucien Favre.

Line-ups

Nancy

  • 16N'Dy Assembe
  • 24Cabaco
  • 20ChretienSubstituted forRobicat 74'minutes
  • 2LengletBooked at 72mins
  • 28Cetout
  • 13N'GuessanBooked at 10minsSubstituted forDiaat 67'minutes
  • 25Pedretti
  • 8Marchetti
  • 3BadilaBooked at 38mins
  • 15HadjiSubstituted forKouraat 32'minutes
  • 12Mandanne

Substitutes

  • 1Chernik
  • 7Robic
  • 9Dalé
  • 10Dia
  • 14Cuffaut
  • 18Guidileye
  • 23Koura

Nice

  • 30Cardinale
  • 4Baysse
  • 31Costa Santos
  • 33Sarr
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 25Cyprien
  • 24BodmerBooked at 24mins
  • 18Walter
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 13EyssericSubstituted forBelhandaat 83'minutes
  • 14PléaSubstituted forDonisat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hassen
  • 2Souquet
  • 5Belhanda
  • 6Seri
  • 8Lusamba
  • 22Donis
  • 26Koziello
Referee:
Antony Gautier
Attendance:
17,580

Match Stats

Home TeamNancyAway TeamNice
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Nancy 0, Nice 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nancy 0, Nice 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Anastasios Donis replaces Alassane Pléa.

Foul by Wylan Cyprien (Nice).

Benoit Pedretti (Nancy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Julien Cetout (Nancy) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Nancy. Conceded by Dante.

Offside, Nice. Dalbert tries a through ball, but Younès Belhanda is caught offside.

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

Foul by Clement Lenglet (Nancy).

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Younès Belhanda replaces Valentin Eysseric.

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

Foul by Vincent Marchetti (Nancy).

Attempt missed. Anthony Koura (Nancy) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Issiar Dia.

Foul by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

Julien Cetout (Nancy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Valentin Eysseric (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Erick Cabaco (Nancy).

Attempt missed. Wylan Cyprien (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Guy N'Dy Assembe.

Attempt saved. Mathieu Bodmer (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alassane Pléa.

Substitution

Substitution, Nancy. Antony Robic replaces Michael Basser Chretien.

Booking

Clement Lenglet (Nancy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Clement Lenglet (Nancy).

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

Foul by Christophe Mandanne (Nancy).

Foul by Malang Sarr (Nice).

Christophe Mandanne (Nancy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Anthony Koura (Nancy).

Attempt missed. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dalbert.

Substitution

Substitution, Nancy. Issiar Dia replaces Serge N'Guessan.

Attempt missed. Serge N'Guessan (Nancy) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Anthony Koura (Nancy).

Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Nice).

Clement Lenglet (Nancy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tobias Badila (Nancy) header from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Vincent Marchetti with a cross following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 25th September 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nice7520124817
2Monaco7511159616
3Toulouse7421115614
4PSG7412156913
5Bordeaux7412118313
6Metz741298113
7Saint-Étienne7331106412
8Guingamp732297211
9Lyon7313139410
10Bastia731365110
11Rennes7313810-210
12Angers730478-19
13Marseille72239908
14Dijon7214810-27
15Caen7214614-87
16Montpellier7133612-66
17Lorient7205411-76
18Nantes712438-55
19Nancy712439-65
20Lille7115714-74
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