Nice's stuttering form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Bastia in Ligue 1 on Friday.
Monaco lead the Ligue 1 table on goal difference after Bernardo Silva scored twice in their 4-1 win over Marseille
Ligue 1 leaders Nice crashed out in the last 64 of the French Cup on Sunday after a 2-1 defeat at struggling Lorient.
Nice president Jean Pierre Rivere has ruled out making a move for Manchester Utd winger Memphis Depay.
Nice forward Mario Balotelli believes "it is not impossible" for him to win the Ballon d'Or if he stays injury-free.
Dundalk's hopes of qualifying for the Europa League knockout stages were ended after a 2-1 defeat at Maccabi Tel-Aviv.