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Mario Balotelli helps Nice return to winnings ways

A bullet of a header from the former Manchester City striker gave his side a fifth minutes lead.

Mario Balotelli’s 15th goal of the season helped Nice grab their first Ligue 1 win in six matches with a 2-1 win over Lille.

Italy forward Balotelli bagged his 21st goal of the campaign in all competitions with a bullet of a header from a Wylan Cyprien corner from the right after just five minutes.

Luiz Araujo levelled for struggling Lille six minutes into the second-half.

But just when Nice looked to be staring down the barrel of a sixth league match without a win, midfielder Wylan Cyprien popped up with the winner with less than 10 minutes to play.

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