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The American winger opened the scoring in the 73rd minute as his side went on to a 2-0 win over Lorient, securing passage to the final 16.

Alejandro Bedoya's stellar start with Nantes extended into French League Cup action Tuesday, with the American winger scoring the opener in his side's 2-0 win over Lorient.

Bedoya found net in the 73rd minute, giving Nantes the lead before Georges-Kevin N'Koudou sealed the result with a 90th-minute insurance goal. With the victory, Nantes advances to the final 16.

It was the second goal in a Nantes uniform for Bedoya, who scored the 87th-minute winner on Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa on Oct. 19 as Nantes grabbed a 1-0 triumph against AC Ajaccio.

Bedoya, who started the final three games of World Cup qualifying for the USA, has emerged as a regular starter for Nantes after joining this past summer from Swedish side Helsingborg.

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