Nice 2-1 Lorient: Mario Balotelli scores stunning late winner moments before being sent off as hosts top Ligue 1
Mario Balotelli won't be blamed for being sent off this time.
The Italian striker, who is as famous for his antics off and on the pitch as he is for his beautiful goals, scored a stunning late winner for Nice in a 2-1 defeat of Lorient on Sunday. "Super Mario" was then sent off for a second yellow card in a decision that looked harsh.
Nice returned to the top of the standings, one point above its Riviera rival Monaco.
MATCH FACTS Nice: Cardinale; Baysse; Dante; Sarr; Ricardo; Cyprien; Bodmer (Plea 76); Seri; Chagas Estevao (Eysseric 63); Belhanda; Balotelli
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