2016/17 French Ligue 1, Regular Season
  • Vincent Koziello (3')
  • Franck Béria (27')

In-form Nice held by Lille

Nice's perfect start to the season ended when they were held 1-1 by Lille.
Vincent Koziello's early opener offered the hosts hope of moving top of Ligue 1, but Franck Beria scored on his first start of the season midway through the first half to secure a share of the spoils.
Nice didn't take long to break the deadlock when Koziello out-muscled Ibrahim Amadou before rolling the ball into the bottom corner in the third minute.
But Lille levelled in the 27th minute as Yassine Benzia flicked the ball into the path of Beria who did the rest with a confident finish.
Younousse Sankhare could have turned the game on its head shortly before the break but his back-post header from Benzia's delivery failed to find the target.
Both sides had decent second-half opportunities but it wasn't until late on when the game came alive.
Lille almost grabbed all three points with five minutes to play but substitute Nicolas De Preville's effort came back off the post after Sebastien Corchia's delivery picked him out.
Then, just moments later, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama denied Remi Walter after he escaped on goal as the full-time whistled loomed.