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Marseille overcome Brest to move second

Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 22.08CET
Goals in either half from Souleymane Diawara and André Ayew were enough to earn Olympique de Marseille a 2-1 victory at Stade Brestois 29 and move them second in Ligue 1.
Marseille overcome Brest to move second
André Ayew (Olympique de Marseille) ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 22.08CET

Marseille overcome Brest to move second

Goals in either half from Souleymane Diawara and André Ayew were enough to earn Olympique de Marseille a 2-1 victory at Stade Brestois 29 and move them second in Ligue 1.

Olympique de Marseille recovered from their 4-1 midweek humbling against Olympique Lyonnais to record a 2-1 victory at Stade Brestois 29 and move within two points of Lyon at the summit.

Elie Baup's charges had been wobbling in their pursuit of the title, having won just twice in their previous eight league matches. They started positively in Brest, however, and took the lead when Souleymane Diawara turned in Joey Barton's inviting delivery after 34 minutes. Brest, who were defending an unbeaten home record, levelled courtesy of Charlison Benschop's header three minutes before the break.

The visitors were slow out of the blocks after the restart until Barton upped the tempo with a venomous right-footed effort, which Alexis Thebaux was equal to. The English midfielder would play a more definitive role moments later, though, teeing up André Ayew, whose left-footed strike left Thebaux with no chance.

Also on Sunday, Stade Rennais FC battled back from 2-0 down to prevail 3-2 at ES Troyes Aube Champagne, Julien Feret drawing the teams level after 81 minutes before Jonathan Pitroipa grabbed the decider a minute from the end. In the late kick-off, Benjamin Corgnet registered on the cusp of half-time to seal a 1-0 success for FC Lorient against Toulouse FC.

Last updated: 03/12/12 9.49CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/03/2013 11:51 CET

02/12/2012

LorientLorient1-0ToulouseToulouse

Corgnet 45

Venue: Lorient

02/12/2012

TroyesTroyes2-3RennesRennes

Nivet 24, Darbion 40

Alessandrini 48, Feret 81, Pitroipa 89

Venue: Troyes

02/12/2012

BrestBrest1-2MarseilleMarseille

Benschop 42

Diawara 34, A. Ayew 56

Venue: Brest

01/12/2012

BordeauxBordeaux2-2SochauxSochaux

Roussillon 40 (o.g.), Gouffran 47

Poujol 33, Marques Dias De Brito 87

Venue: Bordeaux

01/12/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes1-0ReimsReims

Kadir 6

Venue: Valenciennes

01/12/2012

LOSCLOSC0-0BastiaBastia

Venue: Lille

01/12/2012

ÉvianÉvian1-1NancyNancy

Dja Djedjé 44

Mollo 50

Venue: Annecy

01/12/2012

NiceNice2-1PSGPSG

Bautheac 76, Eysseric 86

Ibrahimović 82

Venue: Nice

01/12/2012

LyonLyon1-0MontpellierMontpellier

Gomis 26

Venue: Lyon

30/11/2012

AjaccioAjaccio0-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Venue: Ajaccio

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