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Monday 16 July 2018

WATCH - Mario Balotelli in foul-mouthed half-time tantrum after Nice throw away two-goal lead

Nice's Italian forward Mario Balotelli
Nice's Italian forward Mario Balotelli
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Lucas Ocampos scored twice as Marseille recovered from a terrible start to beat Nice 4-2 in the Mediterranean derby in Ligue 1.

Both teams have been in good form but it was Nice who flew out of the blocks, with Mario Balotelli opening the scoring after just four minutes and Jean Michael Seri doubling the advantage 12 minutes later with a deflected strike.

Marseille needed to respond quickly and they did, Ocampos netting his first in the 26th minute before an own goal from Pierre Lees-Melou levelled things up.

Remarkably, the visitors were ahead by half-time, Ocampos heading in their second in three minutes just before the break.

Former Man City striker Balotelli was clearly frustrated with the manner his side had surrendered their lead and he vented his fury in the tunnel at the interval.

He was filmed shouting: "Three goals in 10 minutes, three goals in 10 minutes. Go f**k yourself!"

Marseille's momentum was not interrupted and they moved further ahead in the 47th minute through Luiz Gustavo.

Gustavo was shown a straight red card 24 minutes from time for a studs-up challenge on Lees-Melou but Nice could not find a way back.

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