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Nice claim late winner at Bordeaux in Ligue 1

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OGC Nice now climb into the top half of the Ligue 1 table

Paris, Jan 17 (IANS): A dramatic 90th minute winner saw Ligue 1 outfit, Nice come from behind to prevail 2-1 over Bordeaux and climb to the top half of the Ligue 1 table.

It was the Girondins, who opened scoring first through a penalty from Diego Rolan in the 33rd minute, after the visitors' goalkeeper Mouez Hassen brought down Nicolas Maurice-Belay.However, Nice cancelled it out in the 66th minute, when the 20-year-old Jordan Amavi headed home his third goal of the season, after Valentin Eysseric's free-kick caught the home defence napping.

The match almost seemed to be ending in a draw, before former Lyon forward Alassane Plea swept home a cross from Eric Bautheac in the dying seconds.

With the back-to-back wins, Claude Puel's men move up to the 10th place. Ligue 1's early-season pace-setters Bordeaux, now without a win in four league matches, stay sixth with nine 21st round games remaining for this weekend.

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