Match ends, Nancy 0, Nice 1.
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.
- 16N'Dy Assembe
- 20ChretienSubstituted forRobicat 74'minutes
- 2LengletBooked at 72mins
- 13N'GuessanBooked at 10minsSubstituted forDiaat 67'minutes
- 3BadilaBooked at 38mins
- 15HadjiSubstituted forKouraat 32'minutes
- 31Costa Santos
- 21Ricardo Pereira
- 24BodmerBooked at 24mins
- 29Chagas Estevao
- 13EyssericSubstituted forBelhandaat 83'minutes
- 14PléaSubstituted forDonisat 90+2'minutes
- Antony Gautier
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Nancy 0, Nice 1.
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, 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.