Hatem Ben Arfa scored a stunning goal as Nice moved up to fifth in Ligue one.
The former Newcastle United forward – who left St James’s Park in January – netted in a 4-1 win over Rennes at the weekend.
In-form Ben Arfa has now scored five goals in his last three appearances for the club.
The 28-year-old had a rollercoaster four years on Tyneside before moving to Hull City on loan last season.
Ben Arfa’s loan was terminated early by Hull manager Steve Bruce, and he had to wait until this summer to formally join ambitious Nice.