Lille reach Coupe de France final
Lille kept their hopes of a domestic double alive when a commanding 2-0 win at Nice earned them a place in the Coupe de France final.
The result was also a morale boost for the northeners, who saw their Ligue 1 lead over Olympique Marseille cut down to one point after they failed to win their last two league matches.
Lille took a knock in the 36th minute when holding midfielder Florent Balmont went off after straining a ligament in his thigh.
Balmont's injury, however, was a blessing in disguise as it took his replacement Hazard only eight minutes to make an impact.
The Belgian prodigy, twice voted the league's top prospect, played a fine one-two with Ludovic Obraniak and unleashed a fierce shot from the edge of the box that went under the bar after taking a slight deflection off a Nice defender.
Gervinho made it 2-0 a minute into the second half when he collected a defence-splitting pass from Obraniak before dribbling past Nice keeper Lionel Letizi and tucking the ball into an empty net.