Nice 4 Monaco 0: Balotelli inspired as champions' winning run shudders to a halt

Mario Balotelli scored twice as Nice swept to another 4-0 victory over Ligue 1 champions Monaco in the Cote d'Azur derby.

Leonardo Jardim's side had appeared largely untroubled by a transfer window that included several high-profile departures, demolishing Marseille 6-1 before the international break, but one of those to leave - Allan Saint-Maximin – combined to fine effect with Balotelli to hand Monaco a first defeat of the season and end their record-breaking winning run in Ligue 1 at 16 games.

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