Benin duo, six others score in France

Benin internationals Stephane Sessegnon and Steve Mounie were among eight Africans who were on target for their clubs in the French Ligue 1 at the weekend.
Both Squirrels scored for Montpellier as they trounced Bordeaux 4:0 on Saturday. 32-year-old former PSG, Sunderland and West Brom forward Sessegnon scored the second – his first of the season – in the 20th minute after good work by Mounie.
Mounie was to make it 3:0 in the 84th minute with his sixth goal of the campaign, before Malian substitute Yacouba Sylla capped the win in stoppage time.
Young Morocco midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser earned a point for his club Nancy as they drew 1:1 at Toulouse. The 20-year-old’s 33rd minute effort was his third of the season.
Cote d’Ivoire striker Giovanni Sio netted his fifth goal of the campaign for hosts Rennes, but it proved only a consolation as they lost 1:2 at home to Bastia.
Cape Verde forward Julio Tavares scored what proved a consolation goal from the spot for Dijon as they lost 2:1 at leaders Nice, for whom Italian Mario Balotelli got both goals.
Algeria forward Rachid Ghezzal opened scoring with his second goal of the season for visitors Olympique Lyon as they spanked second-place Monaco 1:3. The defeat saw Monaco, who played with ten men from the 39th minute, slip four points behind Nice.
Substitute Senegalese striker Pape Sane netted his first goal of the campaign for Caen in stoppage time, to seal a 3:0 victory over visiting Metz.

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