Nice added its fourth consecutive victory in Ligue 1 after defeating Nantes 2-1 and placed in second place, eight points behind the leader, Paris Saint-Germain, who have one less game to play this Sunday against Brest at the Parc des Princes.
Christophe Galtier’s men They got rid of an uncomfortable rival who fights not to detach himself from the European positions and who fought until the end. Now, Nice could settle in second place if Olimpique Marseille, third three points behind, does not win the two games pending.
The duel began with a penalty for a handball committed by Abdoulaye Sylla in the 21st minute. Kasper Dolberg made no mistake and Nantes, well managed by Pedro Chirivella in midfield, equalized just before half-time thanks to a well-executed free-kick by Andrei Girotto.
However, Kephren Thuram, in the first leg of the second half, gave victory to Nice, who later knew how to suffer Nantes’ attempts to get a point with which they would have moved closer to the fifth and last place with a European prize.