Soccer-Nice move fourth in Ligue 1 with win at Nantes


Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Nantes v Nice - The Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau, Nantes, France - September 12, 2021 OGC Nice's Kasper Dolberg scores their first goal REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

(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.

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 eighth after their 2-0 win at home to struggling St Etienne while Reims moved into ninth 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.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis)

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