Thuram scores second-half winner as second-placed Nice beat Nantes

Midfielder Khephren Thuram scored the winning goal in the second half as second-placed Nice beat Nantes 2-1 at home in the French league on Friday.

Nice are three points clear of third-placed Marseille, who have played two fewer games and will face defending champions Lille on Sunday night.

Thuram is the 20-year-old son of Lilian Thuram, who won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship as a standout right-back for France, and the younger brother of Borussia Moenchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram.

Standout striker Amine Gouiri set up Thuram in the 55th minute for a sixth assist to go along with his nine league goals this season. They bowed and shook hands in mutual gratitude.

Denmark striker Kasper Dolberg scored his sixth goal of the campaign converting a 20th-minute penalty after a handball from defender Abdoulaye Sylla.

Brazilian midfielder Andrei Girotto equalized from a free kick moments before the break.


With Lionel Messi taking longer than expected to recover from coronavirus, Kylian Mbappe will once again lead league leaders Paris Saint-Germain’s attack at home to Brest.

Saint-Etienne have won a record 10 league titles but find themselves in last place ahead of the home game against sixth-placed Lens.


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