Nice dent Monaco challenge
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon's victory on Saturday saw Monaco lose their lead at the top of the table and the pressure told as they were unable to move back o n top after losing at home to Nice.
Kaba Diawara got the all-important goal after 78 minutes after coming on as a substitute just after the hour mark, and leaves Didier Deschamps's side in second place, two points behind Lyon.
Nice have seen their surprising title challenge fall away of late but they have moved back up into eighth with the win, and still have a shot at a European place.
Gernot Rohr will now be looking for his Cote d'Azur side to climb back up the league in a table that is still tight at the top.
Deschamps will be cursing the defeat at Stade Louis II that leaves them level on points with Marseille, although reigning champions Lyon now have a two-point advantage with six games to go.
Monaco v Nice