November 28, 2012

PARIS (AP) -- Bafetimbi Gomis scored a hat trick as Lyon thrashed Marseille 4-1 to climb above Paris Saint-Germain to the top of the French league on Wednesday.

Steed Malbranque was the other scorer for the visitors before Loic Remy grabbed a 77th-minute consolation for Marseille, which had Rod Fanni dismissed late on.

Also, Montpellier and Lille progressed to the semifinals of the French League Cup by beating Nice 3-2 and Bastia 3-0, respectively. St. Etienne advanced to the last four on Tuesday by beating PSG on penalties.

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