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Key Events

89'
S. Milinković-Savić
Goal
89'
Luis Alberto
Assist
88'
B. Srarfi
C. Jallet
86'
Luiz Felipe
Yellow Card
78'
N. Mendy
Yellow Card
75'
Lucas Leiva
F. Caicedo
71'
A. Pléa
P. Lees Melou
65'
S. Milinković-Savić
Goal
65'
F. Caicedo
Assist
60'
Luis Alberto
D. Di Gennaro
60'
C. Immobile
Nani
5'
F. Caicedo
Goal
5'
S. Milinković-Savić
Assist
4'
M. Balotelli
Goal
4'
W. Sneijder
Assist
2
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
7
7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 796 413

Commentary

Thank you very much for joining our Live Text Commentary between Nice and Lazio. Until next time, goodbye.
Lazio's incredible away form continues as they now make it seven wins from seven. More importantly, this victory puts them in a terrific position in Group K. They are now three points ahead of second-placed Nice and on course for the next stage of the comeptition.  
Despite the hosts enjoying 60% of possession, it is Lazio who are the ones heading home with the three points. Two goals from Milinkovic-Savic and one for Caidedo take the Italian outfit top of Group K. Nice took the lead early in that first half but failed to produce any meaningful chances from that point on. They record their first defeat in their Europa League campaign this season. 
FULL TIME! It finishes Nice 1-3 Lazio!
S. Milinković-Savić
Goal
Lazio
89' GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL! Surely this is the winner. Sergej Milinković-Savić sends his header into the back of the net on the back of that corner for the visitors. As the ball was delivered, Dante found himself too far away from the midfielder who sends Lazio in front. 
Luis Alberto
Assist
Lazio
89' Assist Luis Alberto Romero Alconchel
89' Dante prevents a near-certain goal for Lazio as his clearance denies Marlon Santos a clear cut opportunity. Corner Lazio. 
B. Srarfi
C. Jallet
Nice
88' Substitution Christophe Jallet Bassem Srarfi
Luiz Felipe
Yellow Card
Lazio
86' Yellow card to Luiz Felipe who not only goes in the referees book but also concedes a free kick. Nice can't take advantage though. 
85' Lazio are on course to make it three wins from three in Group K. They are doing well to keep Nice at bay. There are only six more minutes to go here at the Allianz Riviera stadium.
82' The hosts are trying to increase the tempo but their only chances are long range efforts. The latest one from Remi Walter is well saved by the keeper. 
79' Lazio are on the front foot and look dangerous down that right wing with Patric. Their attack though comes to nothing and its Nice who are back with possession. 
N. Mendy
Yellow Card
Nice
78' Nampalys Mendy receives a yellow card for a bad challenge. The midfielder has to be very careful from now on. 
Lucas Leiva
F. Caicedo
Lazio
75' Another substitution for the visitors as Felipe Caicedo is replaced by Lucas Leiva.
73' There's still a lot of time to go in this game; certainly enough to see a couple more goals. Nice are chasing the equaliser but struggle to produce a clear cut chance. 
A. Pléa
P. Lees Melou
Nice
71' First substitution for Nice as Alassane Pléa replaces Pierre Lees Melou.
68' With Nice trying their best to equalise, Lazio are looking for the perfect counter attacking opportunity. Immobile just came close with a powerful shot from the left hand side. Well saved by the keeper.
S. Milinković-Savić
Goal
Lazio
65' GOOOOAAAAALLLLL! Sergej Milinković-Savić is the man who comes up with the goods. There was no stopping his close range effort! Felipe Caicedo was the man who set him up after some brilliant work down the left side. 
F. Caicedo
Assist
Lazio
65' Assist Felipe Salvador Caicedo Corozo
62' Lazio have fresh feet on the park and they're already looking dangerous. A dangerous cross into the penalty box was met by Immobile whose header tested the goalie. Fortunately for the home side, the striker was offside.  
Luis Alberto
D. Di Gennaro
Lazio
60' Di Gennaro makes way for Luis Alberto as Lazio make a double substitution. 
C. Immobile
Nani
Lazio
60' Ciro Immobile enters the frame as he replaces Nani. This man is in great scoring form but can he produce the goods here with half an hour still to play?
57' Every time Lazio are on the ball, Nice are quick to close them down. Great pressure from the hosts but how long can they keep this up?
55' The hosts have been on top since the start of this second half but they are yet to reap the rewards. This time its Sneijder who tries his luck from long range but fires his shot straight at the goalie. 
53' Balotelli is gifted with another opportunity however this one was certainly not as clear cut as five minutes ago. The Italian finds himself in possession around 18 yards from goal but his half volley is wild and heads into row z. 
50' There is a stoppage in the match as Patrick Burner goes down with an injury. He is back to his feet now and should be able to continue. 
47' Chance! Balotelli almost capitalises on a horrendous goalkeeping error. Strakosha came out to collect a long ball from Sneijder however, the goalie was unable to keep hold of it and gifted Balotelli a great chance to score. The player wastes it though as he fires his shot over the bar. 
45' Nice get us underway in this second half. Are we about to see another explosive start? 
We are level at half time. It's Nice 1 Lazio 1 after one of the craziest starts to a game you are likely to see today. Balotelli gave the home side a dream start as his well-placed header was enough to beat Strakosha. However, it didn't take Lazio long to respond as they levelled things up just a minute later through Felipe Caicedo. It promises to be a very interesting second half. 
43' Lazio respond with a dangerous attack. They fire the ball across the face of goal which eventually is cleared by the defence. Nani was the man in the area however his left footed shot was well blocked. 
40' Nice get a free kick around 25 meters out. Sneijder puts in a deadly cross which causes havoc in the opposition's penalty area. The defence eventually clear it but a great chance for the hosts who have been on the back foot for a large spell in this game. 
35' Di Gennaro is brought down on the left wing. The referee awards a free kick which is played short into Nani who decides to test the keeper from distance. His shot is parried away but straight into the path of Radu. The centre back was in possession just meters away from the goalmouth but he sends his shot high over the bar. Not the man that Lazio would have wanted in that kind of situation. 
33' Nani is caught offside as he attempts to make some impact in this game. The Portuguese striker has been pretty quiet tonight. 
27' The visitors are looking ever more comfortable now. The momentum is beginning to switch in their direction. 
25' Lazio are looking to attack down the right flank but this Nice defence is holding firm. Apart from that early error they are looking rock solid. 
23' Apart from the two opening goals, we haven't seen too many clear cut chances. Both sides are enjoying good spells in possession however; they are yet to make much use of it. 
20' There is little to separate these sides in the group and there's certainly little to separate them on the pitch today. It's been a very even contest so far. 
17' Lazio have had a couple of attempts from distance today but their latest one from Patric has been their best one yet. A half volley from the edge of the area just goes wide of the post. 
13' There are a few tasty challenges going in now. Certainly neither side will want an early yellow card, especially this early in the game. 
9' Following a sensation start, both teams are now looking to settle down. Both have enjoyed good spells with possession although it is the French team which is more threatening. 
F. Caicedo
Goal
Lazio
5' GOOOOOAAAALLL! What a response from Lazio. The hosts only enjoyed their lead for a matter of seconds as Felipe Caicedo pulls the goal back for the Italian side. The visitors sent a long ball forward and Caicedo saw an opening when Nice captain Dante and keeper Cardinale couldn't determine who was going to deal with the ball. Caicendo was quick to pounce and makes it 1-1 with only five minutes on the clock. 
S. Milinković-Savić
Assist
Lazio
5' Assist Sergej Milinković-Savić
M. Balotelli
Goal
Nice
4' GOOOOAAAALLLL! Mario Balotelli utilises an inch perfect cross from Sneijder with devastating effect. He directs the ball beautifully into the bottom right corner to give his side an early lead. 
W. Sneijder
Assist
Nice
4' Assist Wesley Sneijder
1' Lazio get us underway. The visitors are attacking from right to left. 
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Bastos, Luiz Felipe, Radu; Murgia, Milinkovic-Savic, Patric, Di Gennaro, Lulic ©; Caicedo, Nani Lazio Substitutes: Vargic, de Vrij, Crecco, Lucas Leiva, Parolo, Luis Alberto, Immobile
Nice XI (5-4-1): Cardinale; Burner, Marlon, Dante ©, Le Marchand, Jallet; Mendy, Sneijder, Lees-Melou, Walter; Balotelli Nice substitutes: Lusamba, Koziello, Plea, Benitez, Souquet, Srarfi, Sarr
Here’s how both teams line up tonight. 
Nice, on the other hand, come into this game with mixed form. Despite making a good start to their Europa League campaign, they have enjoyed mixed fortunes in Ligue 1. Lucien Favre's side are currently 14th after winning just one of their opening nine league games.
Lazio have won all six of their away games this season in all competitions. They currently sit third in the Serie A table having only suffered one defeat; a 1-4 thrashing at the hands of in-form Napoli. 
Both teams have made the perfect start to their Europa League campaigns, picking up six points from six. Tonight, something has to give as the top two sides in Group K go head to head. 
Hello and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of tonight's Europa League clash between Nice and Lazio at the Allianz Riviera.
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