Ligue 1: Nice's title hopes all but over after disappointing draw

Valentin Eysseric prevented Nice from losing at Toulouse, but a 1-1 draw does little for their fading Ligue 1 title hopes.

Nice's slim Ligue 1 title hopes look to have been all-but ended as Lucien Favre's men could only draw 1-1 at Toulouse.

Failing to secure a win means Nice are now three points behind second-placed Monaco, who have two games in hand and play Lyon later on Sunday, and six adrift of leaders and defending champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Nice were on top for much of the first half and went close twice early on, with Mickael Le Bihan shooting over when one-on-one with Alban Lafont, before Jean Seri saw a free-kick come back off the post.

They failed to make the most of their time in the ascendancy, though, and Toulouse started the second period a much-improved force.

Unlike Nice, Toulouse did take advantage of being in charge, as Corentin Jean pounced on a loose ball in the area and fired left-footed into the bottom-right corner.

But their lead lasted less than three minutes, with Valentin Eysseric emphatically dispatching after Toulouse failed to clear a corner.

Younes Belhanda was tripped in the area by Somalia shortly after but did not get a penalty and chances were infrequent for the remainder, as Nice were resigned to dropping points.

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes