Ayew brothers on target as Marseille join PSG on top

Mon Nov 5, 2012 4:58am GMT
 

PARIS (Reuters) - Brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew grabbed a goal apiece as Olympique Marseille joined Paris St Germain on top of Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win at AC Ajaccio on Sunday.

Andre was in the middle of a packed goalmouth when he poked the ball home 10 minutes into the second half.

His younger brother and fellow Ghana forward Jordan added the second goal three minutes from time as Marseille moved up to second place with 22 points, trailing PSG on goal difference.

"It is never easy to come and win here. We did not play a good first half but after the break we were rewarded for our efforts," winger Mathieu Valbuena told TV channel BeIN Sport.

"The most important thing is that we closed the gap on Paris. It's a good morale boost."

Marseille also have a game in hand on PSG who lost 2-1 at home to St Etienne on Saturday.

Olympique Lyon are one point behind in third place after they beat Bastia 5-2 in a game where two players were sent off.

Toulouse are fourth on 19 points after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Girondins Bordeaux who moved up to seventh spot on 18.

Yoan Gouffran scored the goal from close range after collecting a splendid through ball from Jaroslav Plasil in the 87th minute.   Continued...

Olympique Marseille's Andre Ayew (R) celebrates with his teammate Jordan Ayew after scoring their second goal against Fenerbahce during their Europa League Group C soccer match at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
 
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