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FRENCH LIGUE 1

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
8 Rennes 11 8 9 41
9 Nice 11 8 10 41
10 Strasbourg 9 12 8 39
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Marseille's Balotelli nets winner in victory over former team Nice

Mario Balotelli's love affair with Marseille continued on Sunday when the striker gave them a 1-0 home win against his former club Nice in Ligue 1.

Balotelli, who joined Marseille in January after three years on the Cote d'Azur, struck midway through the second half to put fourth-placed OM on 47 points from 28 games, three behind third-placed Lyon.

Balotelli is the first Marseille player since former Yugoslavia international Josip Skoblar in 1969 to score in the top flight in his first four appearances...

Mario Balotelli joins Marseille on short-term deal after leaving Nice

Mario Balotelli admitted he's keen to thrive under the pressure put on him after signing for Marseille.
Julien Laurens examines Mario Balotelli's torrid season so far at Nice, a season without goals and a rocky relationship with Patrick Vieira.

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has joined Marseille on a six-month contract, the French club said on Wednesday.

Sources told ESPN FC on Tuesday that Balotelli would join on a short-term deal after leaving Nice.

The source added that Balotelli, whose contract with Nice has been terminated, is expected to be in Rudi Garcia's squad on Friday when they face second-placed Lille in Ligue 1.

"I know the Marseille fans expect a lot from their players," Balotelli said in his first news conference as a Marseille...

Mario Balotelli set to join Marseille until end of season - source

Julien Laurens examines Mario Balotelli's torrid season so far at Nice, a season without goals and a rocky relationship with Patrick Vieira.

Italy international Mario Balotelli is set to join Marseille until the end of the season, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC.

The deal, which will cost Marseille €3 million, does not include an offer for next season. However, Balotelli could receive an additional one-year proposal if he plays well and OM can clear room for him in the squad.

According to the source, the former Inter Milan and Manchester City forward is in the city for a medical, which will take place on Wednesday.

The...

Balotelli could stay at Nice for season but must think about his future - Vieira

Julien Laurens examines Mario Balotelli's torrid season so far at Nice, a season without goals and a rocky relationship with Patrick Vieira.

Nice coach Patrick Vieira has said Mario Balotelli could yet see out the season at the club, despite reports that the striker could agree to cancel his contract.

Balotelli has missed the last four matches and was given "a few days to think about his future" by Vieira when his teammates returned to training after the festive break.

The Italy international is expected to be absent when Nice face Bordeaux on Saturday, with reports claiming he is close to ending his stay at the club six months...