European hopefuls Nice suffer 2-1 defeat at Toulouse

Yann Gboho celebrates his match-winning goal for Toulouse.
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Fifth-placed Nice lost 2-1 against Toulouse on Sunday after conceding two second half goals to the hosts who claimed their third straight Ligue 1 victory.

Nice, now without a win in five league games, stay on 40 points, a point behind fourth-placed Lille, who won 1-0 at Reims on Saturday, and two off Monaco in third spot after they held visiting leaders Paris Saint-Germain to a 0-0 draw on Friday.

Nice took the lead in the eighth minute through Terem Moffi who scored from close range after Evann Guessand's cross into the area was deflected towards goal and goalkeeper Guillaume Restes could only parry the ball away.

Toulouse levelled in the 65th when Thijs Dallinga stretched to score from Warren Kamanzi's low cross and four minutes later Yann Gboho controlled Dallinga's cross before rifling a shot to the roof of the net.

The win takes Toulouse up to 10th on 29 points, one point ahead of Lyon who host Lens later on Sunday.