2017-18 Scottish League Cup, SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP - GROUP STAGE
  • Sofien Moussa (17', 23', 38')

Cowdenbeath 0-3 Dundee

Sofien Moussa fired a hat-trick as Dundee prepared for Sunday's derby with Dundee United with a 3-0 victory over Cowdenbeath in the Betfred Cup.
New signing Moussa was the hero on the night with a first-half treble that bodes well for the season ahead.
The 29-year-old Tunisian left the field after an hour to rapturous acclaim from the Dundee supporters.
The summer recruit, who was last with Bulgarian club Lokomotiv Gorna, grabbed the opener in the 17th minute and had completed his treble with seven minutes to spare in the first half.
Scott Allan had tested Joe McGovern with an early free-kick and full-back Cammy Kerr stung the home keeper's palms with a powerful drive in the 10th minute.
Six minutes later, Moussa struck. Allan swept a cross to the back post from the left edge of the area and the Tunisian raced in to hammer in a volley.
Midway through the half, the former Tromso marksman added a magnificent second.
Roarie Deacon kept the ball in on the right and sent it back into a crowded box and Moussa acrobatically speared in a brilliant overhead kick.
Dundee skipper Darren O'Dea was denied by McGovern with a header from point-blank range and Moussa twice came close to breaking free as he sought his third and then sent a free header wide.
However, the third goal he craved duly arrived in the 38th minute.
Deacon surged into the box from his right flank and when Paul McGowan helped on his cut-back, there was Moussa to knock in from close range.
McGowan saw a drive beaten away by McGovern shortly after the break and Deacon sent a lob onto the top of the net after an hour.
Dundee found it hard to live up to their first-half display but saw out a comfortable victory during the second period.