2013-2014: a high octane start
3 December 2013 - Ligue 1 matchday 16
The first ever derby at the Allianz Riviera was lit up by a great Monegasque performance. Nice were outclassed, going down 0-3 to goals from Manu Rivière, James Rodriguez and Lucas Ocampos. AS Monaco ended the season as runners-up ad qualified directly for the UEFA Champions League, while OGC Nice finished 17th, scraping clear of relegation.
2013-2014: Berbatov makes his mark!
12 February 2014 - Coupe de France, Round of 16
Three days after hosting PSG in Ligue 1 (1-1), the Red & Whites were back in Nice for another derby in the Coupe de France. Despite having Kolodziejczak sent off early in the second half, the Niçois defended stoutly to take AS Monaco into extra time. With penalties looming, Berbatov broke the deadlock in the 114th minute, converting a cross from Ocampos. AS Monaco would go on to be knocked out in the semi-final by EA Guingamp.
2014-2015: payback time
20 February 2015 - Ligue 1 matchday 26
Five days before travelling to London to face Arsenal in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, the Monegasques headed to Nice with revenge in mind after a 0-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at the Louis-II. To add even more spice to the encounter, Abdennour saw red in the first half for a clumsy tackle on Genevois. Down to ten men, the Red & Whites soaked up the pressure before snatching victory through Bernardo Silva in the 83rd minute! AS Monaco ended that 2014-2015 season in 3rd place, with OGC Nice 11th.
2015-2016: a good start
8 August 2013 – Ligue 1 matchday 1
A derby away from home is never an easy way to kick-off the season, but AS Monaco were up to the task on that Friday 8 August. It wasn’t all plain sailing though, as Valère Germain, then on loan at OGC Nice, opened the scoring in the 7th minute. It was a tricky first-half for the Red & Whites, but they made the difference in the second. Bernardo Silva equalised, before Layvin Kurzawa bagged the winner just a few weeks before switching to PSG. At the end of the season, the two teams were side by side in the table, AS Monaco third again and OGC Nice fourth.