Nice took the lead of Ligue 1 by winning with authority at Guingamp (1-0), thanks to a goal from the fifth minute of Younès Belhanda on Wednesday for the 15th day of Ligue 1. With 36 points, the Gym Is back in front of Monaco and still ahead of the PSG, victorious at the Park of Princes against Angers. “It’s hard to take points here. Guingamp is very, very dangerous at home. We had the opportunity also to put the 2-0, that is what is regrettable. But it’s part of a football game, if you can not make the 2-0, to hold the 1-0 and that’s what we did today, “said Lucien Favre. For Guingamp, this first home defeat of the season, after 4 wins and 2 draws, dragged the Breton club to 7th place, with 23 points.
Still deprived of Mario Balotelli, touched a thigh, Lucien Favre had aligned the same team in 4-3-3 held in check by Bastia (1-1) on Sunday, with one exception, the titularization of Vincent Koziello in place of Rémi Walter. Desperate to take advantage of the faux pas of Monaco, held in check in Dijon (1-1) Tuesday, Nice attacked foot to the floor this match, with a magnificent strike of Belhanda of the 18 meters in the opposite dormer, for the opening of the Score (0-1, 5). Technically superior to their opponents, the Aiglons could have weighed the mark on a head of Dante on the corner, which hit the top of the crossbar (15th) and Alassane Pléa, who had anticipated a hazardous pass by Jérémy Sorbon , But goalkeeper Kalle Johnsson pushed his shot low on the ground (16th).
If the end of the first period was a little less precise, Nice still had chances during the second, on a head of Christophe Kerbrat, pressed by Dante, who was not far from the goal against his camp (58th ) Or by Valentin Eysseric, whose attempt was slammed into a corner by Johnsson (66th). The defeat was a stroke for En-Avant, which already seemed to be slowing down, as they had 3 consecutive wins from the 9th to the 11th day and then three draws from the 12th to the 14th defeat. They did not detract from it, however, as it took a great Yoann Cardinale to get a 25-meter shot from Étienne Didot who moved to the top corner (12th) for a free-kick from Yannis Salibur ) Or block on his line a head of Mustapha Diallo (85th).
But the big regret will come from the action of the official “savior” of En-Avant, Nill de Pauw, ideally launched by Alexandre Mendy and who stung his ball above Cardinale, but only to see her spin down Of the post (80). “I’m going to be cruel, but there are no good matches when you lose. I will still admit that we put the ingredients to try to win this game. So, a lot of frustration, but I liked the face of my team, “lamented Antoine Kombouaré. Nice will be able to prepare with serenity the reception of Toulouse next weekend, before the summit against Paris SG in the Park on December 11th.