Balotelli again side­lined for Nice

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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. “We will see at the start of the week if he can re­turn to train­ing,” Favre said of the for­mer Liver­pool and AC Milan striker. 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. The lat­ter will be out for a month with a knee lig­a­ment in­jury suf­fered against Salzburg. —AFP

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