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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nancy 0, Nice 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nancy 0, Nice 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Nice. Anastasios Donis replaces Alassane Pléa.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Wylan Cyprien (Nice).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Nancy. Conceded by Dante.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Clement Lenglet (Nancy).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Nice. Younès Belhanda replaces Valentin Eysseric.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Vincent Marchetti (Nancy).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Erick Cabaco (Nancy).

  20. Post update

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

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
View full French Ligue 1 table

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