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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 gave Nice the lead in the fifth minute of their win over Lille
Mario Balotelli gave Nice the lead in the fifth minute of their win over Lille

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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