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Mar 21, 2015 at 3pm UK at Stade de Gerland
Gonalons (56' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-1)
Eduardo (23'), Eysseric (86' pen.)
Palun (54')

Result: Ten-man Nice record shock win at Lyon

A late goal from Valentin Eysseric earns 10-man Nice a shock 2-1 victory away at title-chasing Lyon.

Lyon have suffered a blow in their bid to win the Ligue 1 title after they were defeated 2-1 at home to Nice.

Nice's Brazilian midfielder Carlos Eduardo celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Nice on March 21, 2015© Getty Images

After a quiet opening at Stade de Gerland, it was the visitors who registered the first shot on goal when Carlos Eduardo forced a comfortable save out of Anthony Lopes from distance.

Lyon responded through Mouhamadou Dabo, but three minutes after his long-range effort was saved, Nice took the lead when Eduardo fired into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

As half time approached, Lyon finally started to stamp their authority on proceedings, but after Corentin Tolisso, Jordan Ferri and Yoann Gourcuff were all denied, they went into the break requiring a second-half turnaround to regain top spot in the table.

After the restart, Clinton N'Jie had a shot well saved by Simon Pouplin, but nine minutes into the second half Lloyd Palun saw red after a foul inside the penalty area resulted in him being handed a second yellow card.

That allowed Maxime Gonalons the chance to convert into the bottom corner to get Lyon back on level terms and give them 35 minutes with a man advantage as they targeted a second goal that would take them two points clear of PSG.

However, it was Nice who made all of the running in the aftermath of the red card, with Eduardo and Alassane Plea both missing the target when provided with the opening.

As the game entered the closing stages though, Lyon regained their earlier momentum with Christophe Jallet, Tolisso and Lindsay Rose all firing wide from the edge of the area.

However, with four minutes remaining, Nice found an unlikely winning goal through Valentin Eysseric, who converted from the spot after Plea had been fouled by Kone.

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