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Champions League: Nice, reduced to nine, defeated 2-0 in Naples

Ⓒ AFP – CARLO HERMANN – | OGC Nice beaten in Naples with a penalty signed by Jorginho (N.8) at the San Paolo stadium on August 16, 2017

Nice lost 2-0 to Napoli in the UEFA Champions League first leg on Wednesday, registering their 3rd straight defeat this season in all competitions, and seriously compromised their chances of seeing the group stage The C1.

Reduced to nine in the 79th minute after the simultaneous exclusion of Alassane Pléa (2nd warning) and Vincent Koziello (direct red), the Niçois first had a goal from Dries Mertens (13th), then a penalty kick Jorginho (70 ‘) following a foul on the surface of Christophe Jallet. The return match will take place next Tuesday at the Allianz Riviera.

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