Nice keep grip on 2nd place after Thuram caps comeback

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Nice, France, Jan 14, 2022 (AFP) - Khephren Thuram hit the winner as Nice came from behind to beat Nantes 2-1 on Friday and cut the gap to Ligue 1 leaders PSG to eight points.

It was a fourth consecutive win for Nice since their surprising 3-0 home loss to Strasbourg in early December.

Danish international Kasper Dolberg gave Nice the lead with a 21st-minute penalty awarded when Nantes defender Abdoulaye Sylla was penalised for handball.

Dolberg was at fault, however, when Nantes levelled on the stroke of half-time, giving away the free-kick from which Andrei Girotto scored.

It was left to 20-year-old Thuram, the son of France's 1998 World Cup winner Lilian, to secure the three points in the 56th minute.

The midfielder exchanged passes with centre-half Amine Gouiri before beating Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont from the left.

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