Nice extend unbeaten Ligue 1 run with Auxerre draw

Nice have extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches in the French league, but will be disappointed after dropping points at home in a 1-1 draw against lowly Auxerre.

Midfielder Gauthier Hein put the visitors ahead in the 36th minute and striker Gaetan Laborde missed a penalty for Nice three minutes later.

Laborde, however, made up for that miss with a headed goal in first-half stoppage time.

Nice stay in seventh and are two points behind sixth-placed Lille, while 16th-placed Auxerre picked up a vital point in their relegation battle.

The bottom four teams will go down this season.