Marseille 3-2 Nice: Nasser Larguet finally gets hosts back to winning ways after Andre Villas-Boas fallout as they secure bragging rights in the Mediterranean derby
- Marseille have got back to winning ways after they beat Nice 3-1 on Wednesday
- Centre back Alvaro broke the deadlock for the hosts in the 14th minute
- Saif-Eddine Khaoui doubled their advantage just before the half-time break
- Nice responded immediately after the restart through Amine Gouiri’s strike
- Khaoui got his second before Malik Sellouki pulled another back for Nice late on
Marseille have registered their first win in eight Ligue 1 games after beating rivals Nice 3-1 in Mediterranean derby at the Stade Velodrome on Wednesday.
Centre back Alvaro got the hosts off to the perfect start by breaking the deadlock after 14 minutes before Saif-Eddine Khaoui doubled their advantage just before the break.
It didn’t take long for Nice to responded following the interval, with Amine Gouiri pulling a goal back for the visitors just two minutes into the second half.
Saif-Eddine Khaoui celebrate scoring his game-winning brace for Marseille as they beat Nice
However, Khaoui restored Marseille’s two-goal cushion six minutes later with the result looking wrapped up.
Marseille had to hold on, though, as debutant Malik Sellouki scored a second for the visitors and make it a nervy few final minutes in the south of France.
Nice then came to within inches of scoring a dramatic equaliser with the last kick of the game but the inside of the post came to Marseille’s rescue to see it end 3-2.
Full match report to follow
Centre back Alvaro lashes the ball into the net to give Marseille the lead in the first half
Alvaro celebrates with his Marseille team-mates after they got off to a quick start