Marseille thrash Vannes to reach semi-finals

February 27, 2007
By Jean-Francois Rosnoblet
MARSEILLE, France, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Olympique Marseille cruised into the French Cup semi-finals with a s 5-0 thrashing of third-division Vannes on Tuesday.

Marseille, who have not put their hands on a trophy since winning the Champions League in 1993, went ahead in the second minute through Mamadou Niang.

Fellow striker Toifilou Maoulida doubled the tally from the spot after a handball by Vannes defender Pierre Talmont.

Talmont made the same mistake 16 minutes ...

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