Coverage of the Ligue 1 clash between Lorient and Nice.
Next Game: Dijon vs. Nice - Saturday, March 4 at 7pm in Ligue 1
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli gives a thumbs up after scoring Liverpool's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February
Bastia punished over Mario Balotelli 'racist abuse'
Ligue 1 side Bastia are punished after its fans are found to have racially abused Nice striker Mario Balotelli.
16:48
A close-up shot of new Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli at the Etihad on August 25, 2014
Tony Chapron: 'Mario Balotelli sent off for insulting me in English'
Referee Tony Chapron reveals that Mario Balotelli was sent off in Nice's 1-0 win at Lorient due to the striker insulting the official in English.
Feb 19, 11:17
Lorient's French forward Giani Bruno (L) vies with Lens' French midfielder Wylan Cyprien during the French football match between Lens and Lorient on April 12, 2015
Report: Sunderland interested in Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien
Sunderland are reportedly tracking Nice and France Under-21 midfielder Wylan Cyprien with a view to a summer bid.
Feb 13, 18:47
Hassen Mouez signs for Southampton on January 31, 2017
Southampton sign Hassen Mouez on loan
Southampton confirm the signing of goalkeeper Hassen Mouez on loan from Nice until the end of the season.
Jan 31, 14:08
A view inside St Mary's ahead of the game between Southampton and Everton on August 15, 2015
Report: Southampton close to signing Nice goalkeeper Mouez Hassen
Southampton are close to completing the signing of 21-year-old Nice goalkeeper Mouez Hassen, according to reports.
Jan 30, 21:42
A close-up shot of new Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli at the Etihad on August 25, 2014
Mario Balotelli racial abuser gets stadium ban
A Bastia supporter receives a stadium ban after admitting to hurling racial abuse at Mario Balotelli.
Jan 25, 20:24
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura to hold talks with Mario Balotelli
Italy head coach Giampiero Ventura is planning talks with Mario Balotelli, potentially paving the way for a return to the squad for World Cup qualifying.
Jan 24, 17:13
Dimitri Payet of West Ham United celebrates scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Nice join race to sign Dimitri Payet from West Ham United?
Nice are ready to rival Ligue 1 rivals Marseille for the signing of West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet, who they reportedly want to take on loan.
Jan 22, 10:18
Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira (L) vies with Porto's forward Ricardo Pereira during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match on Decemnber 10, 2014
Arsenal considering bid for Porto defender Ricardo Pereira?
Arsenal are reportedly considering a bid for Porto defender Ricardo Pereira, who is currently on loan at Nice.
Jan 5, 15:59
Memphis Depay looks on during the FA Cup fifth-round match between Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United on February 22, 2016
Jean-Pierre Rivere: 'Nice cannot afford Memphis Depay'
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere concedes that his club 'cannot afford' to sign Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay.
Jan 4, 17:45
A close-up shot of new Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli at the Etihad on August 25, 2014
Report: Everton pondering Mario Balotelli move
Everton reportedly express an interest in signing Mario Balotelli, who is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League.
Dec 29, 21:00
Mario Balotelli of AC Milan looks dejected during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and AC Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 27, 2015
Mino Raiola: 'Mario Balotelli could return to Premier League'
Mario Balotelli has "had talks with English clubs" over a return to the Premier League, according to the Nice forward's agent Mino Raiola.
Dec 22, 16:39
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli plays during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London on August 31, 2014
Mario Balotelli: 'I'd play for Arsenal'
Mario Balotelli says that he could see himself playing for Arsenal one day, but would "never" return to Liverpool.
Dec 8, 15:28
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in action during the Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Europa League roundup: Schalke 04, Shakhtar, Zenit maintain perfect records
Three teams remain on track to end the group-stage campaign with a 100% record following another night of drama in the Europa League.
Nov 24, 21:51
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli gives a thumbs up after scoring Liverpool's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February
Mario Balotelli: 'Brendan Rodgers relationship at Liverpool was a disaster'
Nice striker Mario Balotelli says that his relationship with former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was a "disaster".
Nov 16, 12:29
Mamadou Sakho in action for Liverpool in December 2013
Mario Balotelli tells Mamadou Sakho to leave Liverpool
Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli urges out-of-favour defender Mamadou Sakho to leave Anfield and join him at Nice in January.
Nov 6, 21:57
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli gives a thumbs up after scoring Liverpool's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February
Mario Balotelli: 'I only spoke to Jurgen Klopp once at Liverpool'
Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli claims that he spoke to Jurgen Klopp "once" and says that neither the Reds nor AC Milan were "ideal environments" for him.
Oct 3, 22:26
Liverpool's Italian forward Mario Balotelli is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 25, 2014
Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli to earn recall to Italy squad?
A report claims that Mario Balotelli will be included in Italy's squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers after a fine start to life in Ligue 1 with Nice.
Sep 25, 17:00
Liverpool's Italian forward Mario Balotelli is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 25, 2014
Mario Balotelli: 'Joining Liverpool was worst mistake of my life'
Mario Balotelli describes joining Liverpool as the "worst mistake" of his life.
Sep 12, 10:02
A close-up shot of new Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli at the Etihad on August 25, 2014
Mario Balotelli scores on Nice debut
Mario Balotelli takes just seven minutes to open his goalscoring account for new club Nice, netting from the penalty spot against Marseille.
Sep 11, 20:26



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AS MonacoMonaco26185376245259
2Paris Saint-GermainPSG26175450183256
3Nice27168342212156
4Lyon251411049311843
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne26109731211039
6Marseille2611693531439
7Bordeaux2610973231139
8Montpellier HSCMontpellier2798103943-435
9Toulouse2697103128334
10GuingampGuingamp2697103033-334
11Rennes268992531-633
12NantesNantes2696112235-1333
13Angers2686122233-1130
14Metz2586112544-1930
15Lille2685132432-829
16Dijon2769123744-727
17Nancy2576121733-1627
18Caen2574142543-1825
19Bastia2558122233-1123
20Lorient2664162752-2522
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