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    Alassane Plea hits three as Ligue 1 leaders Nice down Metz

    Alassane Plea was the star of the show for OGC Nice, hitting a hat-trick as the unlikely Ligue 1 leaders consolidated top spot with a 4-2 victory over Metz on Sunday. 27-year-old Cameroon international Georges Mandjeck drew Metz level in the 25th minute after Franco-Malian forward Plea had fired Nice into the lead in the 12th minute. The goal was Mandjeck’s first for Metz since arriving from Turkey during the summer, but it was only brief respite for the home side, who were behind at the break when Plea, leading the line for Les Aiglons in Mario Balotelli's absence, restored the visitors’ lead to four points after second-placed AS Monaco beat Montpellier 6-2 on Friday.