French Ligue 1
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Marseille 2-3 Paris St-Germain

Paris St-Germain celebrate
Paris St-Germain, seeking a third successive Ligue 1 title, have a one-point lead at the top of the standings

Paris St-Germain came from behind to return to the top of Ligue 1 after a gripping win over Marseille.

Andre-Pierre Gignac's header put Marseille ahead, but after PSG levelled through Blaise Matuidi, Gignac struck again to take the lead at the break.

Marquinhos then latched on to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic free-kick to equalise early in the second half.

And PSG took control when Jeremy Morel, under pressure from Ibrahimovic, put into his own net two minutes later.

Champions PSG, chasing four trophies at home and in Europe, are one point above Lyon, who had gone top on Saturday after a 3-1 victory over Guingamp.

Third-placed Marseille are five points behind PSG with seven games remaining.

The only blot on the night for PSG coach Laurent Blanc was an injury to ex-Chelsea defender David Luiz, who limped off just after Gignac had opened the scoring by rising to head home Dimitri Payet's cross.

PSG wasted no time in equalising and Matuidi made it 1-1 with a curling shot from just inside the box that Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda could only get a fingertip to.

Ibrahimovic, set to face a disciplinary commission on 9 April for a recent outburst saying France "did not deserve PSG", made his decisive contribution early in the second half after a quiet first 45 minutes.

Despite slipping, the 33-year-old's free-kick had enough force to fall kindly for defender Marquinhos to equalise from close range.

The Swede was close to reaching a low cross from the left when Morel diverted the ball past Mandanda for what turned out to be the winner.

Line-ups

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 20RomaoBooked at 9mins
  • 24FanniBooked at 23mins
  • 15Morel
  • 8Lemina
  • 26Dja Djédjé
  • 23Mendy
  • 17Payet
  • 14ThauvinSubstituted forOcamposat 63'minutes
  • 9GignacSubstituted forBatshuayiat 71'minutes
  • 10A AyewBooked at 90minsSubstituted forAlessandriniat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Aloe
  • 3N'Koulou
  • 7Ocampos
  • 11Alessandrini
  • 16Samba
  • 18Tuiloma
  • 22Batshuayi

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David LuizSubstituted forVan der Wielat 34'minutes
  • 17Maxwell
  • 24VerrattiBooked at 65mins
  • 8Motta
  • 14Matuidi
  • 27PastoreBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRabiotat 82'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forLavezziat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 21Digne
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
65,148

Match Stats

Home TeamMarseilleAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Marseille 2, Paris Saint Germain 3.

Dismissal

André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) is shown the red card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Marseille 2, Paris Saint Germain 3.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Blaise Matuidi tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Marseille).

Attempt missed. Lucas Ocampos (Marseille) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Marseille).

Thiago Motta went off injured after Paris Saint Germain had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Silva tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Marseille).

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

Michy Batshuayi (Marseille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Steve Mandanda.

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adrien Rabiot with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Adrien Rabiot replaces Javier Pastore.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

Jérémy Morel (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Dimitri Payet (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brice Dja Djédjé.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mario Lemina (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jacques-Alaixys Romao with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Lucas Ocampos (Marseille) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Romain Alessandrini with a cross.

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Marseille).

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

Benjamin Mendy (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Romain Alessandrini replaces André Ayew.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Michy Batshuayi replaces André-Pierre Gignac.

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Benjamin Mendy (Marseille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Jérémy Morel (Marseille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

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