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Nantes edge Nice to climb to seventh place in Ligue 1

Nantes' forward Alexis Alegue Elandi (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French Ligue 1 football match between Nice and Nantes, on November 4, 2015 at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France.. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nantes' forward Alexis Alegue Elandi (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French Ligue 1 football match between Nice and Nantes, on November 4, 2015 at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France.. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nantes' Alexis Alegue Elandi (L) scored his side's first goal against Nice on Wednesday. Nantes would secure three points after Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (not pictured) scored the winner in the 42nd minute.

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PARIS --

Teenage striker Alexis Alegue Elandi scored his first goal in the French league to help Nantes win 2-1 at Nice and move up to seventh place on Wednesday.

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The 18-year-old Cameroonian struck in the 11th minute, picking up a pass from midfielder Jules Iloki and firing confidently past goalkeeper Mouez Hassen.

After defender Romain Genevois equalized for Nantes from close range in the 42nd, Iceland striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson grabbed the winner with his first goal since joining from Dutch club Ajax - where he scored 31 goals in 80 league games.

The game was rescheduled from last month due to a waterlogged pitch.

Nantes has 19 points, one more than eighth-place Nice.