Clinton N’Jie was amongst the scorers as Olympique Marseille hammered Nancy 3-0 in the Ligue 1 on Sunday.
N’Jie was the only change from Marseille’s team that had drawn 0-0 in Saint-Etienne in midweek as he replaced the injured Remy Cabella in the starting lineup.
Florian Thauvin’s superb strike a few minutes after the sides walked out of the tunnel for the second half got the hosts going before Senegal-born French international Bafetimbi Gomis doubled Les Phoceens’ lead.
This was Gomis’ seventh strike for Marseille having returned to Ligue 1 from the English Premier League where he spent two seasons with Swansea City.
N’Jie then added the final nail to the coffin during injury time. The strike was his second for Marseille since arriving on a season-long loan deal from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Indomitable Lions star tapped into the low far corner after being set up by substitute Aaron Iseka.
Marseille remain unbeaten at home this season and this win lifts them back into the top half while Nancy are just two points above the drop zone after a three-game unbeaten run was brought to an end.
Hugo Broos should be happy with the 23-year-old’s efforts as his move from the English side was inspired by his desire to see regular game time, perhaps a desire to earn a spot in Broos’ squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in January next year.
N’Jie has so far been a regular feature for Cameroon under Broos and he will be hoping to make the final shortlist of names to do duty in Gabon.