November 3, 2012
Nice 2-1 AS Nancy Lorraine
Eric Bautheac scored an 81st-minute winner as Nice pulled away from Ligue 1's bottom three with only their second win of the season.
Bautheac's corner had set up the opener for Mahamane Traore, but Salif Sane equalised on the stroke of half-time.
It appeared for a long time as though Nice were destined for their seventh draw in 11 league games this season but Bautheac had other ideas.
Nancy had the first clear-cut chance of the afternoon when Djamel Bakar set up Ziri Hammar, who ran through on goal but saw his shot saved by David Ospina.
But Nice went ahead in the 20th minute, Bautheac's delivery flicked on by Dario Cvitanovich for Traore to fire past unsighted keeper Guy N'Dy Assembe.
Bakar hammered a 20-yard shot against the post but, after Valentin Eysseric went close at the other end, Nancy's equaliser arrived in first-half stoppage time.
Again the goal came from a corner, Yohan Mollo crossing for Sane to head home at the near post.
That goal gave Nancy the momentum going into the second half and they almost took advantage, Lossemy Karaboue drawing a full-length save from Ospina.
The keeper then had to deal with an awkward bounce to save Hammar's 30-yard strike.
Nice took the upper hand again as the half went on, N'Dy Assembe making an excellent save to keep out Bautheac before turning Eysseric's 20-yard effort around the post.
The pressure finally told with a little under 10 minutes remaining when Didier Digard sent substitute Jeremy Pied running free and the summer signing from Lyon cut the ball back for Bautheac to drive low past the keeper.
|Nice||AS Nancy Lorraine|
|1 David Ospina||1 Guy N'Dy|
|5 Kevin Gomis||28 Sebastien Puygrenier|
|2 Renato Civelli||5 Andre Luiz|
|3 Thimothée Kolodzieczak||17 Massadio Haidara|
|25 Romain Genevois||3 Joël Sami|
|10 Camel Meriem||20 Salif Sane|
|6 Didier Digard||8 Yohan Mollo|
|8 Mahamane Traore||18 Loosemy Karaboue|
|12 Darío Cvitanich||22 Simon Zenke|
|11 Éric Bautheac||7 Ziri Hammar|
|13 Valentin Eysseric||11 Djamel Bakar|
|7 Fabrice Abriel||Damien Gregorini 16|
|19 Kevin Diaz||Thomas Mangani 6|
|14 Jérémy Pied||Jordan Loties 4|
|30 Joris Delle||Thomas Ayasse 27|
|21 Lloyd Palun||Paul Alo'o Efoulou 14|
|23 Alexy Bosetti||Romain Grange 29|
|33 Neal Maupay||Benjamin Moukandjo 9|
|Jérémy Pied for Camel Meriem (54)||Benjamin Moukandjo for Ziri Hammar (63)|
|Neal Maupay for Darío Cvitanich (67)||Romain Grange for Simon Zenke (80)|
|Fabrice Abriel for Valentin Eysseric (84)||Paul Alo'o Efoulou for Yohan Mollo (82)|
|Éric Bautheac (40)||Salif Sane (90)|
|Thimothée Kolodzieczak (79)|
|· Rosters: Nice | AS Nancy Lorraine|