Nice 1-2 Metz – Metz squeeze past Nice in 2-1 victory at Allianz Rivera

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Technical card:
Nice: Walter Benitez, Andy Pelmard, Jean-Clair Todibo, William Saliba, Hassane Kamara (Stanley N`Soki, min.62), Alexis Claude-Maurice, Pierre Lees-Melou (Morgan Schneiderlin, min.67), Hicham Boudaoui, Myziane Maolida, Dan Ndoye (Malik Sellouki, min.62) and Amine Gouiri
Metz: Alexandre Oukidja, Dylan Bronn, John Boye, Kiki, Fabien Centtonze, Pape Matar Sarr, Habib Maiga, Matthieu Udol, Vagner (Aaron Leya Iseka, min.66), Lamine Gueye (Pape Ndiaga Yade, min.67) and Farid Boulaya
Stadium: Allianz Rivera
Goals: Kiki (0-1, min. 15), Lamine Gueye (0-2, min. 38) and Amine Gouiri (1-2, min. 61)

Metz beats Nice 2-1 on Sunday at Allianz Rivera. Both teams arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Nice were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 2-1 to PSG. Metz lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Strasburg. As the table looks today, Nice and Metz currently occupy 16th and 6th spots in the table, with 29 points and 38 points respectively after 26 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Metz, beginning with Kiki opening the scoring, 15 minutes in. Later, Metz scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Lamine Gueye, 38 minutes in to see out the first half 2-0.

Nice took the lead in the second half, thanks to Amine Gouiri opening the scoring, 61 minutes in, sealing a resounding 2-1 victory for the away side.

For Nice Malik Sellouki, Stanley N`Soki and Morgan Schneiderlin came on for Dan Ndoye, Hassane Kamara and Pierre Lees-Melou, while Metz brought on Aaron Leya Iseka and Pape Ndiaga Yade to replace Vagner and Lamine Gueye.

There were bookings for Malik Sellouki from Nice and Kiki for Metz.

Metz and Nice will next play away to Bordeaux and Rennes respectively.

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