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Marseille edge Les Verts to keep pace with leaders

Published: Sunday 23 December 2012, 20.57CET
Olympique de Marseille produced a hard-fought 1-0 win against AS Saint-Étienne to return level with Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique Lyonnais at the Ligue 1 summit.
Marseille edge Les Verts to keep pace with leaders
André Ayew receives the congratulations of his Marseille team-mates ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 23 December 2012, 20.57CET

Marseille edge Les Verts to keep pace with leaders

Olympique de Marseille produced a hard-fought 1-0 win against AS Saint-Étienne to return level with Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique Lyonnais at the Ligue 1 summit.

Olympique de Marseille kept pace with fellow Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique Lyonnais thanks to André Ayew's first-half header in a 1-0 success against AS Saint-Étienne.

Élie Baup's side went ahead from their first real chance on the cusp of half-time, as Ayew headed in Rod Fanni's cross from the right. Fanni then cleared off the line in the second half after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had slipped between two defenders and rounded OM goalkeeper Steve Mandanda. That was as close as the visitors came, and Marseille held on to increase their tally to 38 points, with PSG top on goal difference.

Elsewhere, Valenciennes FC hauled themselves up to sixth by edging Évian Thonon Gaillard FC 2-1. The game unravelled for visitors Évian when Djakaridja Koné was dismissed for a challenge on Opa Nguette after 72 minutes; from the resulting free-kick, José Saez latched onto Anthony Le Tallec's flick and notched the winner from close range. In the day's other match, Toulouse FC downed FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 2-0.

Last updated: 24/12/12 9.12CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/03/2013 12:06 CET

23/12/2012

MarseilleMarseille1-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

A. Ayew 45+1

Venue: Marseille

23/12/2012

ToulouseToulouse2-0SochauxSochaux

Regattin 26, Rivière 85

Venue: Toulouse

23/12/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes2-1ÉvianÉvian

Pujol 14, Saez 74

Khelifa 33

Venue: Valenciennes

22/12/2012

BordeauxBordeaux0-0TroyesTroyes

Venue: Bordeaux

22/12/2012

BastiaBastia4-2NancyNancy

Rothen 9, Modeste 13, 63, Yatabaré 26

Moukandjo 51, Andre Luiz 76

Venue: Gueugnon

22/12/2012

LyonLyon3-0NiceNice

Lisandro 40, Réveillère 56, Gomis 77 (P)

Venue: Lyon

22/12/2012

AjaccioAjaccio2-4RennesRennes

Mutu 2, Diawara 41

Feret 17 (P), 72, Alessandrini 44, Diarra 60

Venue: Ajaccio

22/12/2012

LorientLorient2-2ReimsReims

Barthelme 48, da Silva Rocha 90+1

Fortes 6, Courtet 70

Venue: Lorient

22/12/2012

LOSCLOSC4-1MontpellierMontpellier

Roux 24, 62, Payet 43, Mendes 74

Camara 82

Venue: Lille

21/12/2012

BrestBrest0-3PSGPSG

Ibrahimović 55, Gameiro 73, Mendy 90+2 (o.g.)

Venue: Brest

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