Nice's French defender Romain Genevois (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Nice and Marseille on januay 23, 2015 at the "Allianz Riviera" stadium in Nice, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE
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Nice, who played most of the second half with 10 men, downed Marseille 2-1 Friday to compound an already trying week for the French giants and put an unexpected dent in their Ligue 1 title aspirations.Second-half goals from Romain Genevois and Niklas Hult earned Nice the deserved bragging rights in a frenetic Mediterranean derby and left Marseille seeking their first win on the road in three monthsIn front of 30,000 fans Nice were seeking to secure their third successive league win, while Marseille were intent on keeping the pressure on Lyon at the summit.The excellent Thauvin gave Marseille a glimmer of hope of getting something out of the game with a left-footed lob over Nice keeper Mouez Hassen and into an empty net with 13 minutes remaining.
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