It was yet another scoring night in the French Ligue 1 for a Nigeria player as Moses Simon took his tally for the season to four goals despite being on the losing side on Wednesday night, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 25-year-old started his 19th league game for struggling Nantes as they welcomed 12th place Reims, hoping to get a win and move out of the automatic relegation zone.
The former Levante man however needed just 14 minutes to put his side ahead when he headed home the opener following lovely work on the flanks by Pedro Chirivella.
Ivorian defender, Ghassan Konan then ensured both teams went into the break level on scores when he equalized six minutes before the break to set up a tense second half.
The visitors then went on to complete the job with almost the last action of the match when Yunis Abdelhamid grabbed the winner on the 89th minute to condemn them to their 12th League defeat of the campaign.
Elsewhere, it was not so good result for another Eagles winger, Samuel Kalu who had a good outing for Bordeaux as they lost 1-0 to giants Paris Saint Germaine at the Matmut Atlantique.
A first-half strike by Pablo Sarabia was all the Mauricio Pochettino side needed to close in the gap on leaders Lille to just 2 points after 28 rounds of matches.
Kalu who featured for 65 minutes before being replaced had a game rating of 7.1, completing 84% of his passes, winning 11 duels, making one key pass, and also two key tackles to put in a very good shift.
Finally, at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, Super Eagles hopeful Terem Moffi thought he had scored the winner for Lorient when he came of the bench in their 1-1 draw at Montpellier.
With the scores level at 1-1, the 21-year-old replaced goal scorer Adrian Grabic on 67 minutes and taught he had gotten the winner ten minutes later but his goal was chopped off by the VAR because of an infringement leading to the goal.
The young forward remains Nigeria’s most prolific striker in Europe’s top 5 leagues with his 8 goals in the league, a big boost for an Eagles chance later this month.