French Ligue 1
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Marseille 2-1 Monaco

Romain Alessandrini
Alessandrini finished a Dimitri Payet cross with three minutes to go after Andre Ayew equalised

Marseille scored two goals in the last 11 minutes to defeat Monaco and keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Romain Alessandrini swept home a Dimitri Payet cross on 87 minutes to lift Marseille to fourth in Ligue 1.

Joao Moutinho put Monaco ahead inside 50 seconds before Andre Ayew levelled with a header 11 minutes from time.

Monaco remain third in the French table, two points clear of Marseille, but a win would have taken them eight points clear of Marcelo Bielsa's side.

St Etienne, who are in fifth with 63 points, are also in contention for third place and Ligue 1's final Champions League qualification spot, with two games in the season remaining.

Lyon's 3-0 defeat at Caen on Saturday means Paris Saint-Germain are just one victory away from securing a third successive league title.

Line-ups

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 8LeminaSubstituted forFanniat 45'minutes
  • 3N'KoulouBooked at 28mins
  • 15Morel
  • 23MendyBooked at 85mins
  • 20RomaoBooked at 74mins
  • 25ImbulaSubstituted forThauvinat 64'minutes
  • 11Alessandrini
  • 17Payet
  • 10A Ayew
  • 9GignacSubstituted forBatshuayiat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Sparagna
  • 12Andonian
  • 14Thauvin
  • 16Samba
  • 22Batshuayi
  • 24Fanni
  • 27Barrada

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 24RaggiBooked at 72mins
  • 6CarvalhoBooked at 70mins
  • 5AbdennourSubstituted forFortuna dos Santosat 78'minutes
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 2Tavares
  • 22Kondogbia
  • 15Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forBakayokoat 75'minutes
  • 23MartialSubstituted forBerbatovat 86'minutes
  • 17Ferreira-Carrasco

Substitutes

  • 10Berbatov
  • 13Fortuna dos Santos
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 16Stekelenburg
  • 18Germain
  • 21Echiéjilé
  • 28Toulalan
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
62,471

Match Stats

Home TeamMarseilleAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Marseille 2, Monaco 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Marseille 2, Monaco 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nicolas N'Koulou (Marseille) because of an injury.

Steve Mandanda (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wallace (Monaco).

Attempt missed. Michy Batshuayi (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Florian Thauvin.

Offside, Monaco. Tiemoué Bakayoko tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.

Foul by Romain Alessandrini (Marseille).

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Romain Alessandrini (Marseille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco).

Foul by Michy Batshuayi (Marseille).

Andrea Raggi (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Marseille 2, Monaco 1. Romain Alessandrini (Marseille) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Attempt missed. Michy Batshuayi (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Florian Thauvin.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Dimitar Berbatov replaces Anthony Martial.

Booking

Benjamin Mendy (Marseille) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Florian Thauvin (Marseille).

Andrea Raggi (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michy Batshuayi (Marseille).

Wallace (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolas N'Koulou (Marseille).

Anthony Martial (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fabinho.

Goal!

Goal! Marseille 1, Monaco 1. André Ayew (Marseille) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romain Alessandrini following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Wallace replaces Aymen Abdennour because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Aymen Abdennour (Monaco) because of an injury.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Aymen Abdennour.

Attempt blocked. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by André Ayew with a headed pass.

Romain Alessandrini (Marseille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco).

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Tiemoué Bakayoko replaces Bernardo Silva.

Booking

Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille).

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabinho.

Booking

Andrea Raggi (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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