Nice 0-1 Marseille: Morgan Sanson shoots down Mario Balotelli and Co
Nice 0-1 Marseille: Morgan Sanson on target as Mario Balotelli and Co suffer third consecutive defeat in Ligue 1
- Marseille recorded their second away win of the season on Sunday evening
- Morgan Sanson scored his second in as many games to earn a 1-0 win at Nice
- The result saw Marseille stay fourth in Ligue 1 while Nice dropped to 14th place
Marseille stayed in the Ligue 1 top four after a fine goal by midfielder Morgan Sanson gave them a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory at coastal rivals Nice on Sunday.
The result kept Marseille fourth on 19 points from 10 games, 11 points behind runaway leaders and champions Paris St Germain.
Nice dropped to 14th on 11 points, only two above the relegation zone, after their striker Mario Balotelli missed a string of chances in the first half.
Marseille recorded their second away win of the season by beating Nice 1-0 on Sunday night
Midfielder Morgan Sanson, 24, scored his second in as many games to earn a 1-0 win at Nice
The Italian was twice foiled by visiting goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and a last-gasp tackle by a Marseille defender also denied him a clear-cut finish before Sanson struck against the run of play at the other end.
A slick move down the right flank allowed Sanson time and space to pick his spot and unleash a stinging low shot into the bottom left corner of the net from 13 metres in the 42nd minute, capping Marseille’s first purposeful move.
Nice pressed hard for an equaliser in the second half but Marseille’s resolute defending confined the home side to just a few half-chances as their patchy form continued.
Italian forward Mario Balotelli (left) was on the losing side at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday
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