Balotelli shoots down PSG

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Mario Balotelli opened the scoring on Sunday night as Nice put a dent on the title aspirations of PSG; beating them 3-1 at the Allianz Riviera.

Balotelli in the 21st minute broke the deadlock in the tie as he rifled a low, left-footed effort into the bottom corner of the goal from outside the area.

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Nice doubled their lead as soon as the second half began, Ricardo Pereira curling home and effort following an assist by Younes Belhanda.

PSG pulled them back into the tie when defender Marquinhos headed home from a corner on 64 minutes, but it wasn't enough as the home side went on to secure a crucial three points after Anastasios Donis added a late third.

At the end, title chasing PSG were left frustrated by a resilient Nice as Balotelli and his teammates ensured that their unbeaten home run remained intact.

With Sunday's result, PSG are three points adrift of Monaco at the top even though they have played a game more or their part, Nice with 77 points are almost home and dry for a champions league ticket next season.

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