French Ligue 1
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Bastia 1-1 Nice

Arnaud Souquet
Arnaud Souquet's equaliser for Nice was the first league goal of his career

Nice went top of Ligue 1 after drawing with struggling Bastia, who finished with 10 men.

Prince Oniangue, making his Bastia debut following a loan move from Wolves, put the hosts ahead from 16 yards out.

Arnaud Souquet levelled when he headed in Wylan Cyprien's corner.

And Bastia ended with 10 men as Yannick Cahuzac was sent off, his eighth Ligue 1 dismissal since 2013-14 - twice as many as any other player.

Monaco will go back to the top of the table if they draw with lowly Lorient on Sunday (14:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Bastia

  • 16Leca
  • 23Djiku
  • 17Rose
  • 12Keita
  • 29Cioni
  • 18CahuzacBooked at 64mins
  • 14MostefaBooked at 90mins
  • 20Bengtsson
  • 15Oniangué
  • 8DanicSubstituted forNangisat 80'minutes
  • 2DialloSubstituted forRaspentinoat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vincensini
  • 9Raspentino
  • 11Nangis
  • 19Ngando
  • 33Acheampong
  • 34Magnetti
  • 35Triki

Nice

  • 40Benítez
  • 2Souquet
  • 31Costa Santos
  • 32Sarr
  • 15Burner
  • 26Koziello
  • 25Cyprien
  • 18Walter
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 14Pléa
  • 9Balotelli

Substitutes

  • 8Lusamba
  • 16Pouplin
  • 22Donis
  • 23Bosetti
  • 33Marcel
  • 34Balmy
  • 35Mahou
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
9,757

Match Stats

Home TeamBastiaAway TeamNice
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bastia 1, Nice 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bastia 1, Nice 1.

Offside, Nice. Remi Walter tries a through ball, but Alassane Pléa is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Mario Balotelli (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Mehdi Mostefa (Bastia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Vincent Koziello (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mehdi Mostefa (Bastia).

Offside, Nice. Vincent Koziello tries a through ball, but Alassane Pléa is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Florian Raspentino (Bastia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gilles Cioni with a cross.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Nice).

Mehdi Mostefa (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Arnaud Souquet (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mario Balotelli.

Wylan Cyprien (Nice) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Florian Raspentino (Bastia).

Offside, Nice. Patrick Burner tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

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

Foul by Lenny Nangis (Bastia).

Substitution

Substitution, Bastia. Lenny Nangis replaces Gaël Danic.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Nice).

Lindsay Rose (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Remi Walter (Nice) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mario Balotelli.

Substitution

Substitution, Bastia. Florian Raspentino replaces Sadio Diallo.

Attempt missed. Wylan Cyprien (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Mario Balotelli (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexander Djiku (Bastia).

Attempt blocked. Malang Sarr (Nice) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wylan Cyprien with a cross.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Lindsay Rose.

Attempt blocked. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick Burner.

Mario Balotelli (Nice).

Jean-Louis Leca (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

Gilles Cioni (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Yannick Cahuzac (Bastia) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Yannick Cahuzac (Bastia).

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

Foul by Lindsay Rose (Bastia).

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

Foul by Sadio Diallo (Bastia).

Foul by Vincent Koziello (Nice).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 20th January 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nice21137135142146
2Monaco20143360213945
3PSG20133439152442
4Lyon19111736221434
5Guingamp208662622430
6Marseille208662323030
7Rennes208482024-428
8Saint-Étienne206951917227
9Toulouse207582222026
10Bordeaux206862127-626
11Nantes207491426-1225
12Nancy206681623-724
13Montpellier205872932-323
14Lille2064101926-722
15Bastia2156101825-721
16Caen2063112335-1221
17Dijon204882730-320
18Angers2055101625-920
19Lorient2053122339-1618
20Metz195591836-1818
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