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Ligue 1: Nice falls at home against Monaco, which climbs onto the podium

OGC Nice lost at home this Sunday against AS Monaco (2-3), at the end of the 21st day of Ligue 1.

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Ligue 1: Nice falls at home against Monaco, which climbs onto the podium

OGC Nice lost at home this Sunday against AS Monaco (2-3), at the end of the 21st day of Ligue 1. The Monegasques opened the scoring with Zakaria (16th), but the Aiglons equalized from the penalty spot by Laborde (37th). Zakaria then gave the advantage back to ASM (50th), Nice equalized once again, this time through Guessand (74th). But Monaco, in the process, finally snatched victory thanks to Golovin (77th). With this result, Monaco climbs to 3rd place ahead of Brest, a single point behind Nice, whose place as runner-up to PSG is now threatened.

The Aiglons took the time to get into their match while the Monegasques did not hesitate. More offensive at the start of the match, the Rocher players were finally rewarded with an illumination from Zakaria. On a back ball, the Swiss midfielder decided to plan ahead and take his chance at 30 meters. His clear shot flew into the top corner of Bulka, who could only watch it with his gaze (0-1, 16th).

Stung, the Gym players finally managed to get back on the right path and prove themselves dangerous. On a nice acceleration behind Kehrer, Louchet was finally pushed by the German full-back and obtained a logical penalty. Gaëtan Laborde did not tremble and brought the Aiglons back up to speed just before returning to the locker room (1-1, 37th).

The second half had nothing to do with the first act. Denis Zakaria, again, perfectly uncrossed his header from a precise cross from Minamino (1-2, 50th). The turning point in this meeting came when Dante, excellent until then, received a red card for having left his crampon dragging on the shin of the Monegasque decisive passer after a tackle (54th).

Little impacted by this sanction, the OGC Nice players pushed harder in numerical inferiority but were unable to come back to the level, often pushed back by Imperial Köhn in the air and on his line. But on a well-hit corner at the far post, Evann Guessand rose higher than everyone to head the ball and lob the Monaco goalkeeper (2-2, 74th). But by dint of playing the attack to get back in front, the Niçois left holes, already quite large, in their defense and the Monegasques were quick to exploit them. Jakobs started behind the local block and saw his shot repelled by Bulka. But Golovin had followed perfectly and came to condition the Allianz Riviera (2-3, 77th).

Behind, the match took a completely different turn and ten cards were distributed in this one. Pushed by their public, the locals sought at all costs to equalize until the final seconds by bringing their goalkeeper up on the last set pieces. But the Monegasque bloc held on and the visitors returned to the principality with 3 points which will weigh very heavily in the balance. Thanks to this success, they returned to the podium and placed themselves just a small point behind the Aiglons.

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