Nice move fourth in Ligue 1 with win at Nantes

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Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 07:42 GMT

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Late goals by Kasper Dolberg and Amine Gouiri earned Nice a 2-0 victory at Nantes to move into fourth place in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Dolberg broke the deadlock in the 75th minute when he chested home a cross by Melvin Bard from close range.

Gouiri then fired home right-footed from the centre of the penalty area to seal the points.

It continued Nice's impressive start to the season and lifted them to nine points from four games played, having had a point docked for crowd trouble in the game against Marseille last month.

In Sunday's late game Olympique Lyonnais enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 win over Strasbourg thanks to goals by Moussa Dembele, Jason Denayer and Lucas Paqueta.

Worryingly Strasbourg's Dimitri Lienard appeared to collapse late on and was taken off the field on a stretcher, although his condition was not thought to be serious.

"Dimitri joined us in the locker room. He felt a little uneasy but he did a few tests and it looks fine," Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku told a news conference.

Strasbourg coach added: "He saw stars and fell to the ground. He was taken care of by the medical staff, it seems to be fine, more from fear than harm."

Lens are in fifth place, after they won 3-2 at Bordeaux on Sunday thanks to a last-gasp penalty by Florian Sotoca.

Sotoca converted in the sixth minute of stoppage time after it had looked as though Jean Onana's 88th-minute effort for the hosts had earned the bottom club a point having been 2-0 down.

Montpellier are ninth after their 2-0 win at home to struggling St Etienne while Reims moved into 10th place thanks to their 2-0 win at Rennes.

Troyes moved off the bottom of the table with their first win of the campaign -- a 2-0 victory at Metz.

Paris St Germain beat Clermont 4-0 on Saturday to claim their fifth win from five this season.

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