Ocampos bagged his first soon before the half hour mark, prodding in from close range after Nice's defence failed to deal with a cross. Allan Saint-Maximin blazed over when one-on-one with goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and Nice were made to pay. Five minutes from the break, a sliding Lees-Melou deflected a Florian Thauvin cross past his own goalkeeper. And in the final minute of the half, Nice imploded again as captain Dante gave away the ball and goalkeeper Yoann Cardinale parried Luiz Gustavo's shot weakly into the air for Ocampos to nod over the line. Two minutes into the second period, more sloppy play handed Gustavo a shooting opportunity the Brazilian gleefully accepted to find the bottom corner. Midway through the half, though, Gustavo was shown a straight red for following through studs up on Lees-Melou. There was still time for Mandanda to save an Alassane Plea penalty after Saint-Maximin was tripped in the box but Marseille held out. "It's a great victory, we showed that we had character," said Ocampos. "We wanted to show that the 6-1 loss to Monaco was an accident, that it wasn't fair."
Mario Balotelli has now scored 16 goals in 16 home games in Ligue 1 for Nice. Finally settled. pic.twitter.com/8JZ8CeSy4x— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 1, 2017
After Marcelo's bizarre dismissal, Angers roared back with goals from Karl Toko Ekambi and Ismael Traore. World-record signing Neymar scored twice, including from a penalty, as PSG moved three points clear of champions Monaco at the top by thrashing Bordeaux 6-2 on Saturday. Despite Radamel Falcao's 12th goal of the season, Monaco were held 1-1 by Montpellier on Friday.
Falcao in Ligue 1 this season: Shots on target 1⃣3⃣ Goals 1⃣2⃣ On-target conversion rate 9⃣2⃣.3⃣% The Monaco man is on fire this term! pic.twitter.com/iXY4Fpp23L— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) October 1, 2017
RESULTS Angers 3 (Rafael 30-og, Ekambi 59, Traore 67) Lyon 3 (Diaz 5, Diakhaby 38, Depay 41) Nice 2 (Balotelli 4, Seri 16) Marseille 4 (Ocampos 26, 44, Lees melou 41-og, Luiz Gustavo 48) Troyes 2 (Pele 41, Khaoui 57) Saint-Etienne 1 (Hernani 53)
? Le classement à la fin de la 8ème journée ? pic.twitter.com/z7mu1VWnde— Ligue 1 Conforama (@Ligue1Conforama) October 1, 2017