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Marseille master Ajaccio to move level with PSG

Published: Sunday 4 November 2012, 19.33CET
Olympique de Marseille climbed level with Paris Saint-Germain FC at the Ligue 1 summit thanks to a 2-0 win at AC Ajaccio, while Olympique Lyonnais beat SC Bastia 5-2.
Marseille master Ajaccio to move level with PSG
Marseille celebrate André Ayew's opening effort ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 4 November 2012, 19.33CET

Marseille master Ajaccio to move level with PSG

Olympique de Marseille climbed level with Paris Saint-Germain FC at the Ligue 1 summit thanks to a 2-0 win at AC Ajaccio, while Olympique Lyonnais beat SC Bastia 5-2.

Olympique de Marseille triumphed 2-0 at AC Ajaccio to end a run of three Ligue 1 games without victory and move level at the summit with Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Without a win in the league since their six-game opening run of successes was ended by Valenciennes FC, Élie Baup's side finally had something to smile about as André Ayew and brother Jordan Ayew fired them to victory in Corsica with second-half strikes. They now trail PSG, who lost 2-1 to AS Saint-Étienne on Saturday, on goal difference alone and boast a game in hand.

One point further back, and also having played one match fewer than PSG, Olympique Lyonnais impressed as they swept aside SC Bastia 5-2. Maxime Gonalons and Alexandre Lacazette gave the hosts a 2-0 lead after 26 minutes, and although Wahbi Khazri and Jérôme Rothen quickly brought Bastia level – Rothen equalising from the spot after Dejan Lovren had been dismissed for impeding Florian Thauvin – a 56th-minute Lisandro spot kick put Lyon in front again.

Féthi Harek was sent off for the foul on Lacazette that led to that penalty, and Lyon increased their advantage in added time, a Jimmy Briand goal and Steed Malbranque's penalty rounding things off. The success kept Rémi Garde's men a point clear of Toulouse FC, who missed the chance to climb level with PSG and OM as Yoan Gouffran's 87th-minute effort consigned them to a 1-0 loss at FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Last updated: 10/12/12 11.22CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/03/2013 18:11 CET

04/11/2012

BordeauxBordeaux1-0ToulouseToulouse

Gouffran 87

Venue: Bordeaux

04/11/2012

LyonLyon5-2BastiaBastia

Gonalons 5, Lacazette 26, Lisandro 56 (P), Briand 90+3, Malbranque 90+5 (P)

Khazri 28, Rothen 32 (P)

Venue: Lyon

04/11/2012

AjaccioAjaccio0-2MarseilleMarseille

A. Ayew 55, J. Ayew 87

Venue: Ajaccio

03/11/2012

NiceNice2-1NancyNancy

Traore 21, Bautheac 82

Sané 45+2

Venue: Nice

03/11/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes3-1SochauxSochaux

Kadir 12, Pujol 27, 60

Roudet 62

Venue: Valenciennes

03/11/2012

ÉvianÉvian0-2LOSCLOSC

Roux 40, Balmont 62

Venue: Annecy

03/11/2012

RennesRennes1-0ReimsReims

Mevlüt Erdinç 41

Venue: Rennes

03/11/2012

TroyesTroyes1-1MontpellierMontpellier

Camus 41

Belhanda 19

Venue: Troyes

03/11/2012

PSGPSG1-2St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Hoarau 88

Sakho 55 (o.g.), Aubameyang 73

Venue: Paris

02/11/2012

BrestBrest2-0LorientLorient

Ben Basat 14, Benschop 90+3

Venue: Brest

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