OGC Nice was held in check by AS Monaco (2-2) in a French Riviera derby which could have turned at the end of the match on a penalty from Amine Gouiri.
No public, but spectacle and above all suspense. The Riviera derby between theOGC Nice and theAS Monaco, which took place behind closed doors due to the incidents of the recent Nice-Olympique de Marseille, offered a meeting rich in twists and turns which ended in a draw (2-2).
The formation of Christophe Galtier is therefore no longer the only team in the European Top 5 not to have conceded goals this season, since it is Aleksandr Golovin which opened the scoring at the conclusion of a nice movement initiated by Wissam Ben Yedder and relayed by Gelson Martins (0-1, 39th). But the Gym managed to react, despite the early exit of its striker Kasper Dolberg (15th), hit in the knee.
Gouiri misses the match point
Fortunately for the Aiglons, the talented Amine Goiri found another attacker to combine with the entry ofAndy Delort, deluxe lining from Dolberg. The former Montpellier player scored his first goal under his new colors on a good service from the international hopefuls (1-1, 52nd), and the two men were in the development of the action which allowed Nice to take the lead by Hicham Boudaoui (2-1, 73e).
But Nice therefore mismanaged the end of the meeting. First there was the penalty conceded on a striker foul by Calvin Stengs, who offered the equalizer to Wissam Ben Yedder (2-2, 77th). Then the one obtained on a strike from Delort countered with the hand by Badiashile where Gouiri completely missed his shot, which probably cost his team two points.
The regrets are therefore for Nice, which missed the opportunity to strike a blow against a regional rival and an opponent for Europe. Monaco, on the other hand, will no doubt be content with this point away, two and a half days after a success against Sturm Graz in the Europa League (1-0).
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