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Balotelli's Nice Start With Defeat, Former Real Striker Shines On Lyon Debut

Ligue 1 Wrap 06 August 2017

By SL International - Aug 06, 2017 10:49 PM

Saint-Etienne 1-0 Nice

Nice began their Ligue 1 campaign on a low note, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Saint-Etienne at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Saturday evening.

Balotelli missed the clash through injury while Arsenal target, Jean Seri was suspended.

The game's only arrived as early as four minutes courtesy of a strike from Jonathan Bamba.

Olympique Lyonnais 4-0 Strasborg

Olympique Lyon laid down their marker for the season by thumping Strasborg 4-0 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Saturday.

Former Real Madrid striker, Mario bagged a brace on debut while Nabil Fekir managed to net a brace of his own as Lyon moved to the top of Ligue 1.

Montpellier 1-0 Caen 

Montpellier began their season with three points after they registered a 1-0 win over Caen on Saturday evening.

Senegalese striker, Souleymane Camara struck in the 58th minute to lead his side to victory on the night.

Metz 1-3 Guingamp

Lebogang Phiri's Guingamp showed their intentions on the opening day as the defeated Metz 3-1 away from home.

Jimmy Briand, Ludovic Blas and Mustapha Diallo were all on target to lead the visitors to victory.

Marseille 3-0 Dijon

Cameroon international, Clinton N'Jie bagged a brace while Florian Thauvin also got on the score-sheet as Marseille cruised to a 3-0 win over Dijon on Sunday evening.

Other results:

Troyes 1-1 Rennes


Lille 3-0 Nantes

Angers 2-2 Dijon




Mxolisingongoma Joined: 26 May 2015
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Mxolisingongoma Aug 07, 2017 09:04 PM
Phiri plays 90 minutes on debut, while the likes of Erusmus are still struggling. Erusmus was a much better player before joining Pirates.after joining Pirates he started running like a headless chicken.
MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 07, 2017 09:04 AM
Not bad 4 all teams
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Mpho Poster Aug 07, 2017 08:50 AM
Nice will bounce back
THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Aug 07, 2017 05:56 AM
What a season open games.
Alton11 Joined: 04 Jul 2016
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Alton11 Aug 07, 2017 12:35 AM
Good action coming from France I hope to see more south africans do well there

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