Coach Niko Kovac started with star striker Wissam Ben Yedder on the bench with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday in the Champions League playoffs.
In Saturday’s games, Nice coach Christophe Galtier faces his former side Lille and Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi will be presented to home fans along with other new signings before the match against Strasbourg.
Messi joined this week after Barcelona said it could not sign him to a new contract.
Galtier guided Lille to the league title against the odds last season before joining Nice in the offseason.
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