Kluivert double propels Nice into French Cup semifinals

Justin Kluivert scored twice as Nice recovered from an early setback to beat Marseille 4-1 at home in the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Nice, into the last four for the first time in 11 years, will visit fourth division Versailles in the semi-final after the draw was conducted at the end of Wednesday's match.

Kluivert, 22, headed home at the end of a quick counter-attack in the 29th minute to make it 2-1 before following that up with a right-footed scorcher four minutes into the second half as Nice went two goals clear.

The Dutch international also provided the pass for Andy Delort's 61st minute back-post, half-volley, which put the result beyond doubt.

An own goal from defender Melvin Bard handed Marseille a third-minute lead but Nice were level in the 10th minute through Amine Gouiri. Both goals were only awarded after VAR checks.

Earlier on Wednesday, Versailles overcame Bergerac away 5-4 on penalties in a clash of two fourth-tier teams in the last eight. The match ended 1-1.

AS Monaco, who beat Amiens 2-0 at home on Tuesday, are away in the other semifinal to either Nantes or Bastia, who meet in the last of quarterfinal tie on Thursday.