Nice fight back at Clermont to move second in Ligue 1

Good battled again from a purpose all the way down to win 2-1 at Clermont on Sunday and transfer second in Ligue 1, after Lens had been thrashed by Brest.

Christophe Galtier’s aspect at the moment are 11 factors behind league leaders Paris Saint-Germain as they bid to qualify for the Champions League.

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The guests had been going through a second straight defeat when Florent Ogier gave promoted Clermont a 17th-minute lead.

However Good had been rescued by in-form ahead Amine Gouiri’s late double because the France Beneath-21 worldwide scored within the 77th and 82nd minutes to take his tally of league objectives this season to eight.

Good, bankrolled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos firm, are hoping to achieve Europe’s premier membership competitors for the primary time for the reason that 1959-60 European Cup.

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They misplaced within the qualifying play-off 4 years in the past.

Regardless of a one-point deduction earlier this time period because of crowd hassle, Good now have a two-point lead over fourth-placed Lens within the race for the highest three.

Nevertheless, Marseille can draw stage on factors with Galtier’s males after they go to Lyon afterward Sunday.

Rennes sit third after extending their unbeaten run to 11 matches in all competitions with a 2-Zero win over Montpellier on Saturday.

Lens, who had been second within the desk in the beginning of the weekend, slipped to a shock 4-Zero hammering at struggling Brest.

Franck Haise’s Lens, solely of their second season again within the French prime flight, had been trying to transfer again inside 10 factors of PSG.

However a nightmare first half put paid to any hopes of that, as Steve Mounie gave Brest a third-minute lead earlier than objectives from Brendan Chardonnet and the in-form Romain Faivre made it three on the break.

Lens’ depressing afternoon was accomplished within the second half as Jeremy Le Douaron added a fourth for the hosts within the 69th minute and the away aspect noticed substitute Arnaud Kalimuendo despatched off.

On Saturday, Lionel Messi scored his first Ligue 1 purpose as PSG stretched additional clear with a 3-1 victory towards Nantes.

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