On 10 December, one of the matches of the 15th round of the French football championship took place. Nice (France) and Reims (France) met.
French Championship, 15th round
Nice ( France) - Reims (France) - 2:1 (0:0)
Goals: G. Laborde (55), J. Boga (82) - Younis Abdelhamid (78)
Warnings: T. Foket (62), Y. Ndayishimiye (84), Younis Abdelhamid (84), Melvin Bard (86), Matusiwa (86).
Review of the match Nice - Reims:
Nice defeat Reims in Ligue 1 match at Allianz Riviera In a thrilling football match between Nice and Reims, both teams put on an impressive show for the fans at the Allianz Riviera stadium. The game ended in a 2-1 victory for Nice. The home side pulled away from their opponents and earned three valuable points in the Ligue 1 standings. Both teams failed to score a single goal in the first half, and the score was goalless at half-time. Both Nice and Reims showed a solid defence, perfectly organised and did not allow any breakthroughs for the attacking players. It was only on 55 minutes that Nice finally took the lead. J. Laborde took advantage of a great opportunity and showed his scoring ability by scoring a goal. This goal caused a storm of excitement at the stadium, the fans burst into applause. The game took an interesting turn in the 62nd minute when Reims received a yellow card. The referee felt that T. Focquet's challenge deserved a caution, indicating the intensity of the match. In response, Reims made their first substitution in the 68th minute, with R. Khadra replaced T. Focquet. Soon after, Nice decided to freshen up their attacking options, bringing on E. Guessan instead of G. Laborde in the 76th minute. However, it was Reims who managed to get back on track in the 78th minute. Y. Abdelhamid rose above the defenders and headed the ball into the net, levelling the score and giving his team hope of a comeback.
But Nice were not ready to settle for a draw. In the 82nd minute, J. Boga struck a powerful shot that left the Reims goalkeeper no chance. The ball flew into the net and the stadium exploded again, this time in honour of Nice's second goal. As time ran out, both teams made several substitutions to relieve fatigue and bring fresh energy onto the pitch. In the 84th minute, Nice replaced M. Sanson with A. Claude-Maurice, and P. Rosario for H. Boudaoui. Despite the changes, the players did not slow down and continued to fight for every ball. The intensity of the match increased towards the end and a flurry of yellow cards were shown on the pitch. Y. Ndayishimiye was cautioned for Nice in the 84th minute, while Y. Abdelhamid and A. Matusiwa of Reims were cautioned in the 84th and 86th minutes respectively. The passion and commitment of the players was evident as they gave their best. In the final minutes of the game, both teams made their final substitutions. Reims released T. De Smet instead of A. Salama in the 88th minute, and Nice replaced J. Boga with R. Perrault in the 90th minute. Soon the final whistle sounded, sealing Nice's victory over Reims in a hard fought match. Overall, this match demonstrated the excitement and competitive nature of Ligue 1 football. Nice and Reims showed exciting skill, determination and team spirit. Both sides fought hard, but the victory went to Nice, who picked up important points in their quest for success this season.
In the next round, the following matches await the rivals: Le Havre vs Nice, Lance vs Reims.
Statistics of the match Nice - Reims:
|Kicks to the goal
|Kicks from outside the penalty box
|Accuracy of passes