Nice crush Bordeaux, go second in Ligue 1

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Nice have hammered Bordeaux 4-0 to continue their fine start to the Ligue 1 season, a week after crowd trouble marred their previous French top-flight outing.

In a game played behind closed doors pending investigations into the incidents that caused their home match against Marseille to be abandoned last Sunday, Nice prevailed through an early Justin Kluivert goal, a double by Amine Gouiri and Khephren Thuram's late strike.

The result lifted them to second place on seven points from three completed matches, two behind Paris Saint-Germain who travel to Reims on Sunday.

Dutch winger Kluivert opened the scoring after seven minutes when he volleyed home from Hicham Boudaoui's cross to give Christophe Galtier's side a perfect start.

He also assisted in the second goal, playing Gouiri through for the striker to finish the job with a left-footed effort on 33 minutes.

Kluivert then limped off the pitch but Galtier said he was replaced only as a precaution after feeling pain in his groin.

Gouiri extended the lead three minutes before the interval when he converted a penalty after being brought down by Laurent Koscielny.

Thuram, former French international Lilian's second son and brother of France striker Marcus, rounded off the scoring with five minutes left after coming on as a substitute.

Bordeaux, who have yet to win a game this season, are 17th with two points from four outings.

Marseille are fifth after Cengiz Under found the net for the third time this season in a 3-1 home victory over Saint-Etienne.

Turkey striker Under, who joined this off-season on loan from Roma, added to Matteo Guendouzi and Gerson's goals with a fine curled strike in the 68th minute.

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