Match ends, Nice 2, Lorient 1.
Mario Balotelli scored a late winner and was sent off as Nice beat Lorient to return to the top of Ligue 1.
The Italian produced a sublime curling strike in the 86th minute to restore his side's lead and was booked for removing his shirt in celebration.
In added time, he was dismissed after being shown another yellow card for a clash with Lorient's Steven Moreira.
Despite Balotelli's red card, Nice easily held on to extend their unbeaten start to the season to eight games.
Ricardo Pereira had given the hosts the lead in the 11th minute before Benjamin Moukandjo equalised for Lorient shortly after the hour mark.
Nice's victory means they moved above Monaco, who had gone top on Saturday by thrashing Metz 7-0.
- 31Costa Santos
- 33SarrBooked at 59mins
- 21Ricardo Pereira
- 24BodmerSubstituted forPléaat 76'minutes
- 29Chagas EstevaoSubstituted forEyssericat 63'minutesBooked at 88mins
- 9BalotelliBooked at 90mins
- 20MoreiraBooked at 90mins
- 25Le Goff
- 7MvuembaSubstituted forBen Khemisat 85'minutes
- 6BellugouBooked at 27minsSubstituted forMesloubat 64'minutes
- 8Ribeiro DiasBooked at 85mins
- 12MoukandjoSubstituted forWarisat 72'minutes
- 26Ben Khemis
- Olivier Thual
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Nice 2, Lorient 1.
Foul by Younès Belhanda (Nice).
Michael Ciani (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Nice. Conceded by Steven Moreira.
Second yellow card to Mario Balotelli (Nice).
Steven Moreira (Lorient) is shown the yellow card.
Valentin Eysseric (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Walid Mesloub (Lorient).
Offside, Nice. Paul Baysse tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.
Mario Balotelli (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Issam Ben Khemis (Lorient).
Valentin Eysseric (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Valentin Eysseric (Nice).
Issam Ben Khemis (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Mario Balotelli (Nice) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
Goal! Nice 2, Lorient 1. Mario Balotelli (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Wylan Cyprien.
Cafú (Lorient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Valentin Eysseric (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cafú (Lorient).