Nice keep soaring, Roma and Villarreal stumble

Nice moved even further ahead in the Ligue 1 standings after a weekend for the UEFA Europa League teams that brought frustration for Roma, Inter, Manchester United and Villarreal.

Wylan Cyprien scored twice as Nice saw off Nantes 4-1
Wylan Cyprien scored twice as Nice saw off Nantes 4-1 ©AFP/Getty Images

Nice recorded a sixth consecutive Ligue 1 victory on Sunday to keep morale levels sky high in the build-up to UEFA Europa League matchday four.

Wylan Cyprien scored twice, with Mario Balotelli and Alassane Pléa also on target, as Nice swept Nantes aside 4-1 to stretch their lead at the summit to six points – with fellow UEFA Europa League hopefuls St-Étienne doing them a favour by holding second-placed Monaco 1-1.

There was less to get excited about for Roma as they could only draw 0-0 away to Empoli following a superb display from goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski – on loan from the Giallorossi. Also in Italy, Frank de Boer's Internazionale lost for the fourth time in five Serie A fixtures, succumbing 1-0 at Sampdoria.

Like Roma, Manchester United were also undone by a fine goalkeeping performance, Burnley's Tom Heaton helping claim a goalless stalemate at Old Trafford as United fell to eighth. Villarreal's unbeaten start to the Liga campaign was halted by Eibar, meanwhile, and recovering Schalke drew 0-0 at Dortmund.

Group A
Feyenoord 2-2 Heerenveen
Fenerbahçe
5-0 Karabükspor

Man. United
0-0 Burnley

Zorya 2-1 Zirka

Group B
AEK Larnaca 1-1 APOEL
Irtysh 0-0 Astana
Atromitos 0-1 Olympiacos

Young Boys
5-0 Vaduz

Group C
Waasland-Beveren 2-1 Anderlecht
Gabala
4-1 Neftçi
Mainz 2-0 Ingolstadt
St-Étienne 1-1 Monaco

Group D
Den Haag 0-1 AZ

Dundalk 4-1 Galway
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 2-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Zenit
1-0 Tom

Group E
Dinamo Bucureşti 2-2 Astra

Austria Wien
2-0 Sturm

Empoli 0-0 Roma
Dukla 0-1 Viktoria Plzeň

Group F
Athletic
1-1 Osasuna
Genk
2-1 Westerlo

Admira 1-2 Rapid Wien
Lazio 2-1 Sassuolo

Group G
Ajax
1-0 Excelsior
Las Palmas 3-3 Celta
Panathinaikos 2-0 Iraklis
Oostende 3-1 Standard Liège

Group H
Braga
2-1 Belenenses

Mechelen 2-0 Gent
Bursaspor 2-0 Konyaspor
Shakhtar 2-0 Chornomorets Odesa

Group I
Anji 0-0 Krasnodar

Nice 4-1 Nantes
Salzburg 1-0 Ried
Dortmund 0-0 Schalke

Group J
Bologna 0-1 Fiorentina

PAOK 1-0 AEK Athens
Olimpik-Şüvälan 0-1 Qarabağ
Bohemians 2-1 Liberec

Group K
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 2-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Sampdoria 1-0 Internazionale
Sparta Praha 4-0 Příbram
Southampton 0-2 Chelsea

Group L
Gaziantepspor 3-1 Osmanlıspor

Iaşi 0-2 Steaua

Eibar 2-1 Villarreal

Neuchâtel Xamax 1-3 Zürich (Challenge League)

Top