I MARSEILLE: Patrice Evra.

Evra nets first Marseille goal

Editorial

8. mai 2017

Football

Patrice Evra scored his first goal for Marseille in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Nice to extinguish the visitors’ hopes of claiming an automatic Champions League qualifying spot.

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Ricardo Pereira and Dalbert both hit the post for Nice inside the opening 15 minutes, but Marseille grabbed the lead when Bafetimbi Gomis headed in his team-leading 18th goal of the season.

Mario Balotelli equalised shortly after half-time, bundling in from close range to set a new career best with his 15th league goal of the campaign.

France international Evra popped up with the winner on 66 minutes with a diving header from a Maxime Lopez cross to nudge Marseille ahead of sixth-placed Bordeaux and into the final Europa League berth.

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