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2021-22 Ligue 1
  • Kasper Dolberg (1', 64')
  • Hichem Boudaoui (5')
  • Amine Gouiri (45'+4' PEN)

Nice thrash champions Lille as Galtier wins on return to former club

Nice manager Christophe Galtier celebrated a winning return to his former club Lille on Saturday, as they hammered the French Ligue 1 champions 4-0 at Stade Pierre Mauroy for their first victory of the campaign.

Nice's Danish forward Kasper Dolberg scored in either half, including a first-minute goal from close range, while midfielder Hicham Boudaoui's early strike and the impressive Amine Gouiri's first-half penalty completed the rout.

Dolberg's second goal came shortly after the hour mark as he nodded in from a corner to mount the pressure on new Lille boss Jocelyn Gourvennec, whose side secured a last-gasp 3-3 draw at 10-man Metz in their opening game.

It was a well-deserved victory for Galtier, who joined Lille in 2017 after eight years at St Etienne and guided them to their first top-flight title since 2011 last season before leaving them shortly after.