Published:  12:00 AM, 10 January 2017

Nice exit French Cup, Marseille need extra time


Ligue 1 leaders Nice crashed out of the last 64 of the French Cup on Sunday after a 2-1 defeat at struggling Lorient, while Marseille won 2-1 at Toulouse after extra time. Nice finished 2016 two points clear of Monaco at the top of the table but suffered a premature cup exit in Brittany where second-half goals from Jeremie Aliadiere and Walid Mesloub wiped out Alassane Plea's opener. "We're disappointed because we dominated in the first half. They changed their system in the second half because they saw it was too easy for us," said Nice coach Lucien Favre.  - AFP, Paris

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