Ligue 1: Nice and Marseille back to back

Ligue 1: Nice and Marseille back to back

Le Marseillais Lassana Diarra (left) and the Frenchman Jérémy Pied, 14 February 2016.

Marseille braked Nice. Unless this is that Nice has slowed Marseille. Each team had anyway nothing to be frustrated by leaving the field of the Allianz Riviera on Sunday night in a 1-1 score. Les Aiglons have generally controlled the game and were denied two goals for tiny offside. But OM squandered a package of clear chances, either because of a post or the Nice keeper Yoan Cardinale, in grace.

The Mediterranean derby ends so a draw logical and pleasant, which took a while to start, especially because of the thick fog caused by the smoke in the stands, forcing the referee to stop the match nine minutes.

the opening of Marseille score, signed Isla, head and against the run of play (37 th ) really launched the debate subsequently lively through. Batshuayi would then miss two good chances, including a confrontation with poorly negotiated Cardinale (45 th + 9) before Valere Germain equalized just before the hour (57 th ). Nice continued to hold the ball, but it is the OM was going to offer the best opportunity, a chance even triple, in the 71 th minute. But Nkoudou stumbled Cardinale and Batshuayi on the pole, and on the Nice doorman in the process.

• The ranking of Ligue 1

This result no allows the OGC Nice to recover the third place that Lyon and Saint-Etienne had borrowed it during the day. The Nice can still regret not having materialized their stranglehold on the meeting: a victory would have brought four points of the second, Monaco, still remotely six

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OM, who concedes a 11 th draw this season, still in the race for Europe, but this result obviously not his business. The OM club, 11 th in the rankings, advanced five lengths of 3 th 4 th seats, occupied by Nice and Saint-Etienne. Next Sunday, OM will host just the Greens. Nice will travel to Bordeaux on Friday.

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