Marseille’s strike Benedetto had a great evening Friday night, as he singlehandly brought Marseille past Nimes. Villas-Boas’ side beat Nimes away 2-3 because of Benedetto’s hattrick.
The score was opened after just four minutes of playing. Nimes player Ferhat scored from inside the box. Benedetto responded fast, as he scored from up close after an assist by Barr. He scored again in the 36th minute. Payet gave the Argentine a throughball after a quick counter, which Benedetto finished from the right side of the box.
Benedetto continued scoring in the second. He finished his hattrick in the 68th minute, after he received the ball from Duje Caleta-Car from a freekick. Benedetto shot the ball past Bernardoni with his left foot, bringing Marseille 3-1 up. The home team did get a goal back in injury time after Lucas Deaux headed the ball past Mandanda from a corner by Benrahou.
With this win, Marseille solidifies their lead over number three Rennes. Marseille would get an automatic Champions League spot if they finish in second place.