Reims 2-3 Nice: The Eagles soar to success at Stade Auguste Delaune to take Top 5 finish

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Nice defeat Reims 3-2 on Saturday at the Stade Auguste Delaune. Reims were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match. Nice, on the other hand, lost 3-1 in the last match they played against Lille. This left, Reims are in 12th place on the table and has 46 points while Nice sit in 5th with 66 points after 38 matches.

The Red and Whites started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to Hugo Ekitike giving Reims the lead at the 9 minute mark. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Kamory Doumbia at the 17 minute mark. The score at half time was 2-0.

The Eagles continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Andy Delort, at 75 minutes. The momentum was now with Nice, who then scored again through a effort from Andy Delort, 77 minutes in to establish a 2-2. However they weren’t finished yet and Andy Delort made it 3-2 at the 82 minute mark with a final score of 3-2.

For Reims, Arber Zeneli, Jens-Lys Cajuste, Alexis Flips and Mitchell Van Bergen, came on for Hugo Ekitike, El Bilal Toure, Maxime Busi and Kamory Doumbia. Nice replaced Jordan Amavi, Jordan Lotomba, Billal Brahimi, Morgan Schneiderlin and Evann Guessand with Melvin Bard, Dante, Hicham Boudaoui, Pablo Rosario and Justin Kluivert.

The referee booked Dante and Billal Brahimi for Nice.

Technical card:
Reims:Predrag Rajkovic, Maxime Busi (Alexis Flips, min.84), Wout Faes, Yunis Abdelhamid, Thomas Foket, Dion Lopy, Azor Matusiwa, Marshall Munetsi, Kamory Doumbia (Mitchell Van Bergen, min.84), El Bilal Toure (Jens-Lys Cajuste, min.76) and Hugo Ekitike (Arber Zeneli, min.61)
Nice:Walter Benitez, Flavius Daniliuc, Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante (Jordan Lotomba, min.46), Melvin Bard (Jordan Amavi, min.46), Hicham Boudaoui (Billal Brahimi, min.56), Kephren Thuram-Ulien, Pablo Rosario (Morgan Schneiderlin, min.56), Justin Kluivert (Evann Guessand, min.67), Andy Delort and Amine Gouiri
Stadium:the Stade Auguste Delaune
Goals:Hugo Ekitike (1-0, min. 9), Kamory Doumbia (2-0, min. 17), Andy Delort (2-1, min. 75), Andy Delort (2-2, min. 77) and Andy Delort (2-3, min. 82)