VIDEO: Gomis hat-trick carries him past Ibrahimovic haul

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The Marseille striker netted three times against Montpellier, taking him ahead of Manchester United's former PSG star in terms of Ligue 1 goals scored

Bafetimbi Gomis inspired Marseille to a 5-1 mauling of Montpellier on Friday evening, with his hat-trick carrying him past the Ligue 1 haul of former Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The now Manchester United forward netted 113 times during four productive seasons at Parc des Princes.

France international Gomis can now claim to have bettered that return, with his latest treble taking him on to 115 efforts.

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The 31-year-old cannot boast a strike rate similar to Ibrahimovic, though, as he is now into his 11th season in the French top-flight – having previously graced the books at St Etienne and Lyon.

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He is, however, well on course to better his personal best tally of 16 in a single season, with Gomis already up to 13 Ligue 1 goals for the current campaign.

Montellier just could not live with the former Swansea City striker at Stade Velodrome, with his predatory instincts giving him plenty of opportunity to air his trademark panther celebration.

Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, has taken his goalscoring exploits to the Premier League, with the Swede having already netted 19 times in all competitons for United this season.

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