NICE, France (Reuters) – AS Monaco beat 10-man Nice 3-2 away on Sunday, with a brace from Denis Zakaria, to move into third place in the Ligue 1 standings on 38 points.
Nice are second on 39 points, 11 points behind leaders Paris St Germain, who beat Lille 3-1 on Saturday, while Monaco climbed above Brest, who drew 1-1 against Clermont Foot on Sunday.
Zakaria put the visitors ahead with a brilliant long-range shot in the 16th minute but Gaetan Laborde levelled for Nice from a penalty after Tom Louchet was fouled by defender Thilo Kehrer.
After the break, Zakaria netted a header from a cross by Japan’s Takumi Minamino, who two minutes later was fouled by captain Dante, resulting in a red card.
Despite the loss of Dante, Nice equalised in the 74th minute with a goal from French forward Evann Guessand, but substitute Aleksandr Golovin scored three minutes later to secure the win for Monaco.
(Reporting by Angelica Medina in Mexico City; editing by Clare Fallon)
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