Ligue 1: Nice beats Saint-Étienne after recovering from a 0-2 deficit

NICE. Nice had a spectacular comeback against Saint-Étienne.

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NICE. Nice had a spectacular comeback against Saint-Étienne. Nice was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was held at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice on Wednesday and this began at 5:00 pm UTC. The referee was Ruddy Buquet with the assistance of Erwan Finjean and Julien Aube. The 4th official was Azzedine Souifi. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 10.6 degrees Celsius or 51.03 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 90%.​

Match Statistics

Nice was in firm control of the ball 64% while Saint-Étienne was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Nice was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Nice won the contest.

Nice shot 16 times, 8 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Saint-Étienne shot 14 times, 8 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Nice received 2 yellow cards (F. Daniliuc and J. Kluivert). On the other side, Saint-Étienne received 3 yellow cards (Y. Macon, E. Mangala and H. Moukoudi).

After this match, Nice will have 60 points like Strasbourg to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Saint-Étienne will stay with 31 points to stay in the 18th place.

Match Events

  • 11'
    11'

    D. Bouanga

  • 37'
    37'

    Y. Macon

  • 42'
    42'

    A. Delort (Goal Disallowed)

  • 45'
    45'

    F. Daniliuc

  • 45'
    45'

    Z. Youssouf

  • 53'
    53'

    M. Bard

  • 55'
    55'

    E. Mangala

  • 60'
    60'

    A. Delort

  • 62'
    62'

    A. Delort

  • 63'
    63'

    A. Aouchiche

    R. Boudebouz

  • 65'
    65'

    E. Crivelli

    A. Nordin

  • 65'
    65'

    J. Kluivert

  • 73'
    73'

    A. Moueffek

    Z. Youssouf

  • 74'
    74'

    E. Guessand

    A. Gouiri

  • 77'
    77'

    S. Thioub

    Y. Macon

  • 79'
    79'

    M. Schneiderlin

    M. Lemina

  • 79'
    79'

    H. Boudaoui

    B. Brahimi

  • 80'
    80'

    H. Boudaoui

  • 81'
    81'

    R. Hamouma

    D. Bouanga

  • 83'
    83'

    J. Amavi

    M. Bard

  • 83'
    83'

    C. Stengs

    J. Kluivert

  • 85'
    85'

    H. Moukoudi

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Nice will host Lille on the 14th of May with a 10-7 head to head record in favor of Nice (15 draws).

Saint-Étienne will host Reims on the 14th of May with a 6-3 head to head stats in favor of Saint-Étienne (6 draws).

Nice: Formation and Lineups

Nice started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Christophe Galtier chose to play with the following team: Walter Benítez (7.0), Flavius Daniliuc (6.8), Jean-Clair Todibo (7.1), Dante (6.7), Melvin Bard (7.5), Justin Kluivert (7.2), Pablo Rosario (6.6), Mario Lemina (7.6), Bilal Brahimi (6.4), Amine Gouiri (6.9) and Andy Delort (9.4).

Substitutes

Nice made 5 changes: A. Gouiri for E. Guessand (74′), M. Lemina for M. Schneiderlin (79′), B. Brahimi for H. Boudaoui (79′), M. Bard for J. Amavi (83′) and J. Kluivert for C. Stengs (83′).

Top player: Andy Delort

The player who no doubt impressed Nice the most was Andy Delort.

His rating is (9.4) with 2 goals, 21 passes (57% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 14.

Saint-Étienne: Formation and Lineups

Saint-Étienne started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

On the other side, Pascal Dupraz played with: Paul Bernardoni (5.3), Yvann Maçon (6.1), Saïdou Sow (6.3), Harold Moukoudi (6.6), Eliaquim Mangala (5.9), Gabriel Silva (6.3), Arnaud Nordin (6.4), Mahdi Camara (7.3), Zaydou Youssouf (7.2), Denis Bouanga (7.4) and Ryad Boudebouz (6.8).

Substitutes

Saint-Étienne made 5 changes: A. Nordin for E. Crivelli (65′), R. Boudebouz for A. Aouchiche (65′), Z. Youssouf for A. Moueffek (73′), Y. Macon for S. Thioub (77′) and D. Bouanga for R. Hamouma (81′).

Top player: Denis Bouanga

The player who no doubt impressed Saint-Étienne the most was Denis Bouanga.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 19 passes (73% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 15. He performed 2 crosses.

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