Nice were officially stripped of their chance to claim the Ligue 1 title after losing 2-1 at Marseille, while Lyon won 3-2 against Nantes.
Third-placed Nice won 3-1 at home to move within three points of PSG in a possibly decisive matchup for the Ligue 1 title here on Sunday.
Radamel Falcao earned Monaco a must get three points as Balotelli less Nice secure Champions League berth in Ligue 1.
Having played two more games, Nice went past defending champions Paris Saint-Germain into the second position.
Kylian Mbappe and Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho helped Monaco keep five points clear on the Ligue 1 top position.
Nice provisionally moved up to the second place, one point ahead of defending champions Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
OGC Nice are not letting the chance to win the Ligue 1 as they closed gap on Monaco after a dramatic win on Sunday.
After hammering Nantes 4-0 at home, Leaders Monaco restored a three-point advantage, as Marseille gained back it’s winning ways.
Mario Balotelli was sent off for the third time this season in Ligue 1 as Nice leapfrogged Paris Saint-Germain into second place.
Mario Balotelli’s focus was firmly on the female TV presenters, in what he described as a boring transfer deadline day.
Bastia manager Francois Ciccolini launched a scathing rant at Mario Balotelli on Friday after Nice’s 1-1 away draw with Bastia.
Marco Verratti was booked after he got on his knees and headed the ball back to Kevin Trapp that left the referee enraged.