Djedje goal saves draw for Nice

Franck Dja Djedje’s last-minute goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for Nice in an entertaining Ligue 1 encounter against Dijon.

Dja Djedje fired home in the dying seconds to cancel out Benjamin Corgnet’s 14th-minute opener for the visitors to Stade du Ray.

The goal was no more than Nice deserved after carving out a host of chances, and the hosts will have been frustrated to come away without a win for the seventh time in eight league outings so far.

Dijon went ahead with their first attack of the night, Thomas Guerbert the architect with a run and tee-up for Corgnet who unleashed a powerful effort to beat David Ospina.

Nice were unfortunate not to find themselves level on 34 minutes when Camel Meriem fired in a free kick from the edge of the area that rattled against the crossbar.

The chances continued to come for the hosts after the break, Emerse Fae firing over on 49 minutes and Anthony Mounier unlucky to see his mazy run end with a shot just wide of the target.

On 62 minutes Guie Gneki Abraham also decided to go it alone with a superb solo attempt that Dijon goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet deflected to safety.

Reynet thwarted the hosts again on 76 minutes when he got two strong fists behind Eric Mouloungui’s firmly-struck effort, but relief for the home fans was not much longer in coming.

The hosts cut in fine, however, the match ticking over into added time when Dja Djedje took aim from the edge of the area to rescue a point for his side.