36th day of Ligue 1
Nice beats Saint-Etienne: 4 to 2
Goals: Bard (52nd), Delort (62nd, 62nd), Boudaoui (80th) for Nice; Bouanga (11th), Youssouf (45th + 23) for ASSE
After trailing 0-2 at the break, Nice completely swept Saint-Étienne in less than 45 minutes. A victory that allows Bordeaux not to be condemned to Ligue 2 yet.
Girondin supporters are probably having a funny evening since at the break of the late match of the 36th day between Nice and Saint-Étienne, their club was in Ligue 2. Because on the trip to the Côte d’Azur, Pascal’s training Dupraz had managed a very serious and very effective first period, the Greens having concretized their domination thanks to Bouanga (11th) and Youssouf (45th + 3). Enough to scold even more Riviera supporters, some of whom had covered themselves with shame by launching a song mocking Emiliano Sala, the Nantes striker who died in a plane crash in 2019. At this moment, the ASSE picked up at Lorient, 17th in Ligue 1, and Bordeaux had their ticket to Ligue 2.
ASSE will have trouble avoiding the dams, Nice becomes European again
But as soon as the resumption, the formation of Galtier showed another face and would put an incredible correction to the players from Saint-Etienne, humiliated like this goal on a direct free kick signed Delort, who took advantage of a wall of the Greens…totally open. In less than 20 minutes, and thanks to goals from Bard (52nd) and a double from Delort (60th, 62nd), the Gym took control on the scoreboard. And even if AS Saint-Étienne did not abdicate completely, Boudaoui signed the fourth goal of the recent unfortunate finalist of the Coupe de France. With this victory, Nice goes back to 4th place in the standings, while ASSE remains the barrage, still three points behind Lorient with only two games left.
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