Gomis bags a hat-trick as Lyon smash 4 at Marseille; Montpellier reach the cup semis

Marseille 1 – Lyon 4 (Ligue 1, November 28, 2012) Bafetimbi Gomis won and converted an early penalty. A fine turn and finish from Gomis put OL 2-0 up. Steed Malbranque volleyed in the third before Gomis completed his hat-trick. Loic Remy pulled one back for Marseille.

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Montpellier 3 – Nice 2 (Coupe De La Ligue, November 28, 2012) Alexy Bosetti had put the visitors ahead in the 22nd minute, before Remy Cabella levelled eight minutes later. Emanuel Herrera converted a neat cross from Anthony Mounier to put the defending French champions ahead seven minutes into the second half with his first goal of the season at home. Eric Bautheac made it 2-2 from the penalty spot in the 66th minute after Montpellier goalkeeper Laurent Pionnier had brought down Neal Maupay. Montpellier were denied what appeared to be an obvious penalty two minutes later after Nice defender Nemanja Pejcinovic handled the ball on his goalline, before Jonathan Tinhan wrapped it up for the hosts.

B101 Writer