Clermont 1-0 Nice: The Lancers do enough at home for three points

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Clermont Foot defeated Nice 1-0 on Sunday at Stade Gabriel Montpied. Cleermont were looking to continue their run after winning last match. Nice secured a point against RC Strasburg in their previous match. After today’s result, Cleermont are in 5th place, with 6 points from 3 matches, while Nice sit in 15th, with 2 points from 3.

Cleermont dominated the first half, when Saif-Eddine Khaoui gave Cleermont the lead early in the first half. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Cleermont included Jason Berthomier, Yohann Magnin, Jeremie Bela and Grejohn Kyei for Muhammed-Cham Saracevic, Maxime Gonalons, Saif-Eddine Khaoui and Komnen Andric, repectively. Nice brought on Youcef Atal, Andy Delort, Melvin Bard, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Claude-Maurice, to replace Calvin Stengs, Billal Brahimi, Jordan Lotomba, Pablo Rosario and Kephren Thuram-Ulien.

The referee booked Maxime Gonalons from Cleermont. Nice had the worst of it though, with Jean-Clair Todibo seeing yellow, and Jean-Clair Todibo (2 yellow cards) and Mario Lemina then sent off with a red.

Cleermont will play their next fixture away against FC Lorient, while Nice will face Olympique de Marseille at home.

Technical card:
Clermont Foot:Mory Diaw, Alidu Seidu, Mateusz Wieteska, Florent Ogier, Neto Borges, Saif-Eddine Khaoui (Jeremie Bela, min.83), Maxime Gonalons (Yohann Magnin, min.70), Johan Gastien, Muhammed-Cham Saracevic (Jason Berthomier, min.70), Jim Allevinah and Komnen Andric (Grejohn Kyei, min.84)
Nice:Kasper Schmeichel, Jordan Lotomba (Melvin Bard, min.58), Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante, Flavius Daniliuc, Calvin Stengs (Youcef Atal, min.57), Mario Lemina, Kephren Thuram-Ulien (Alexis Claude-Maurice, min.72), Pablo Rosario (Aaron Ramsey, min.65), Billal Brahimi (Andy Delort, min.58) and Amine Gouiri
Stadium:Stade Gabriel Montpied
Goals:Saif-Eddine Khaoui (1-0, min. 6)