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Monaco rally from a goal down to beat Bordeaux

In-form Stevan Jovetic and Rony Lopes scored the goals to keep Monaco second in the table.

Stevan Jovetic and Rony Lopes both took their personal tallies to four goals in three games as Monaco subdued Bordeaux 2-1 in Ligue 1.

Jovetic added to his brace in the 4-0 win at Angers and his strike in the 3-3 draw at Toulouse.

Lopes, meanwhile, topped up his goal double in that high-scoring Toulouse draw, and his solitary strike in the 4-0 win over Dijon.

Valentin Vada put Bordeaux ahead just past the half-hour, only for in-form duo Jovetic and Lopes to strike back and help Monaco hang on to second place in the Ligue 1 table.

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, Cyprien popped up with the winner with less than 10 minutes to play.

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