Thanks to Dolberg and Thuram, OGC Nice beat FC Nantes 2-1 at the Allianz Riviera this Friday at the opening of the 21th day of Ligue 1. The Gym has a fourth success in a row in the league and consolidates its status as PSG’s runner-up.
But who will stop the people of Nice? Not the Nantes, beaten 2-1 Friday at the start of the 21 th day of Ligue 1 . In front of their audience, Christophe Galtier’s team did not master their subject but they still won thanks to a penalty from Dolberg and a nice goal from Thuram while Girotto had equalized for the Canaries.
OGC Nice signs a 4th success in a row in Ligue 1, the 5th in all competitions. The Azureans, dolphins of PSG, temporarily return to eight points from the Parisians who welcome Brest on Saturday evening at the Parc. If the Aiglons can more than ever consider qualifying for the European Cup and in particular for the Champions League next season, it is on the other hand a setback for the Nantes who remained on a series of six games without defeat.
The Niçois who could count on their winter recruit for the first time, Jordan Amavi, started the match rather well. They are rewarded from the th minute on a penalty converted by Kasper Dolberg , following a hand from Abdoulaye Sylla in his area. The young Nantes defender (21 years old) who was making his 3rd appearance in Ligue 1 had not been to his advantage, collecting a yellow card from the 1st quarter of an hour.
Far from being beaten down, the Canaries equalize just before the break on a nice shot distant franc of Andrei Girotto (44e). The Brazilian who had briefly hung with Sébastien Corchia just before to take another free kick missed by the FCN side could be jubilant. But this OGC Nice is realistic and after a great stint with Amine Gouiri, Khéphren Thuram allows his team to regain the advantage. Definitely this time. Next meeting for the people of Nice, in a week in Metz. Nantes will welcome Lorient.