Terem Moffi Strikes as OGC Nice Salvage Vital Point Against Marseille in Ligue 1

Terem Moffi Strikes as OGC Nice Salvage Vital Point Against Marseille in Ligue 1

In Wednesday night showdown at the Stade Velodrome, Terem Moffi displayed why he is still one of the finest products from Nigeria by netting a crucial goal for OGC Nice, securing a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Marseille in Ligue 1 action.

Terem Moffi Strikes as OGC Nice Salvage Vital Point Against Marseille in Ligue 1

After a hiatus, Nice returned to the pitch with a daunting fixture against Marseille, aiming to boost their chances of clinching a coveted UEFA Champions League berth, Footballrover reports.

The spotlight was on Nigerian international Terem Moffi, who was determined to make his mark on the game.

Despite an early yellow card, Moffi seized an opportunity just minutes later, capitalising on a precise through pass to slot home a clinical finish, propelling Nice into the lead.

However, Marseille swiftly responded, with Jonathan Clauss levelling the scoreline before halftime.

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The dynamics shifted in Nice’s favour as Faris Moumbagna’s dismissal saw them gain a numerical advantage, yet it was Marseille who capitalised on an opportunity, courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike, to grab a 2-1 lead.

Moffi’s valiant efforts were recognised as he made way for Evan Guessand, having registered three goal attempts and 14 touches, albeit falling slightly below his usual standards.

Despite the setback, Nice demonstrated resilience, with Melvin Bard finding the back of the net in the 72nd minute to secure a vital point for his side.

With this result, Nice currently occupies the fifth position in the Ligue 1 standings, trailing by a margin of five points from the coveted Champions League qualification spot.

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The 24-year-old Super Eagles star has now registered 11 goals and two assists in 26 games for Nice this season.

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