France forward Nabil Fekir scores 1st league hat trick as Lyon beats 10-man Caen 4-0

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France forward Nabil Fekir scored his first French league hat trick Saturday as last year's runner-up Lyon won 4-0 at Caen to move provisionally second.

Fekir — who turned 22 last month — got his first in the 18th minute, tucking the ball across former Lyon goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre and into the bottom right corner following a lovely pass from Corentin Tolisso.

The duo combined again a minute from halftime. Fekir ran onto Tolisso's long ball and bedazzled Caen defender Chaker Alhadhur before squeezing a shot in off the far post.

Tolisso also had a hand in the third, passing the ball to Mathieu Valbuena who set up Fekir for a first-time shot, shortly before the hour.

Caen had defender Damien Da Silva sent off in the 73rd for a reckless tackle on Claudio Beauvue, capping a bad afternoon for the hosts.

Beauvue netted late on with a strike into the far top corner from a tricky angle.

Caen had threatened to level when the score was 1-0. Andy Delort sent a free kick crashing off the crossbar and Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was forced into a string off fine saves.

Lyon moved second, two points behind Paris Saint-Germain, ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures

It now has seven points from its opening four matches, one more than Caen.

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