PARIS Younes Belhanda scored a late goal to earn Nice a 1-1 draw at Montpellier as the side from the Cote d'Azur moved up to second behind local rivals Monaco in the Ligue 1 standings on Sunday.
Morocco international Belhanda, who was loaned to Nice by Dynamo Kiev and started his professional career at Montpellier, latched onto a cross from Anastasios Donis five minutes from time to cancel out Ryad Boudebouz's 67th-minute penalty.
Nice have 11 points from five games, two adrift of Monaco, who beat Stade Rennais 3-0 on Saturday.
Champions Paris St Germain, 6-0 winners at Caen on Friday when Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani scored four goals, are third on 10.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by XXXX)