NICE: Mario Balotelli will again be missing for Nice when the French Ligue 1 leaders travel to Metz today, coach Lucien Favre indicated.
The Italian has been a revelation since joining Nice, scoring five goals in four league appearances and also netting once in the Europa League.
However, he missed Thursday’s 1-0 win away to Salzburg in Europe with an adductor problem that has not yet cleared up.
Balotelli scores brace as Nice down Marseille
“We will see at the start of the week if he can return to training,” said Favre.
Nice will also be weakened by the absences of centre-back and captain Paul Baysse and Brazilian full-back Dalbert as they seek to extend their unbeaten start to the French campaign.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2016.
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