Liverpool's Cole nets Lille hat-trick in French Cup

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole struck a hat-trick for Lille in their French Cup win.

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole struck a hat-trick for Lille in their French Cup win.

A Cole treble helped Lille swat aside sixth division side Chantilly 6-0 to reach the French Cup last 32 as three top flight teams went out to lower league opposition on Saturday.

Former England forward Cole scored in the 22nd, 59th and 65th minutes as the French champions cantered through with Eden Hazard, who converted a penalty, and Ireneusz Jelen, who hit a double, also on the scoresheet.

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