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October 7, 2012 8:00 PM BST
Stade Vélodrome — Marseille
Referee:‬ T. Chapron‎
Attendance:‬ 40748‎
 
Top of the Match
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Flop of the Match
Javier Pastore
Javier Pastore
Paris Saint-Germain
Javier Pastore
Javier Pastore
Paris Saint-Germain

Olympique de Marseille 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain: Gignac and Ibrahimovic on target as OM maintain Ligue 1 lead

The strikers both registered doubles as the division's top two sides matched each other blow for blow

By Robin Bairner

Andre Pierre Gignac
Getty
There was nothing to separate Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain as the title-chasing pair played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Stade Velodrome.

All the goals arrived in a terrific first-half, with Andre-Pierre Gignac the first to strike for the hosts. But two stunning Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals, in the space of a couple of minutes, dramatically swung the game in the visitors' favour.
 
Gignac levelled before the break, and though PSG had the better of the second period there would be no further scoring.

Marseille started the game with terrific energy, feeding off their partisan home support, who jeered every touch from a visiting player. As early as the third minute Gignac created a yard of space for himself, but his shot was slashed wide.

Just 15 minutes later later the striker would have better luck, escaping the attentions of Alex just enough to angle a terrific finish beyond Salvatore Sirigu.

That goal sparked an incredible 10-minute period in which Carlo Ancelotti’s men turned the game round in magnificent style. Ibrahimovic once again showed his class, steering a volleyed backheel into the net from a corner kick, leaving Steve Mandanda pawing at thin air.

Moments later the Marseille goalkeeper was plucking the ball from his net again. On this occasion the Swede had taken aim with a free kick from 30 yards, and his fizzing strike beat the wall and cannoned into the net.

Marseille have been made of stern stuff so far this season, though and they bounced back before the break through Gignac’s second goal, which was a simple affair as he headed home a corner delivered by Mathieu Valbuena.

Before the break PSG really should have retaken the lead, but Javier Pastore shot wide after fine work from Christophe Jallet.

The second-half proved to be a far tighter affair. Now it was the visitors who dominated matters, yet opportunities were increasingly sparse.

Those chances that did arrive came the way of the capital club. Jeremy Menez fed substitute Kevin Gameiro, who shot wide early in the period, while Ibrahimovic could not keep his effort down after more good work from the former Roma man.

In the end the two sides had to settle for a draw, which preserves the status quo at the summit of Ligue 1. OM remain top on 19 points, with PSG in second spot with 16 points from their opening eight games.


Olympique de Marseille

30
Steve Mandanda
Goalkeeper
2.50
5
Kassim Abdallah
Defender
65′
3.00
3
N. N'Koulou
Defender
3.50
15
Jérémy Morel
Defender
3.00
24
Rod Fanni
Defender
3.00
7
Benoît Cheyrou
Midfielder
3.00
18
Morgan Amalfitano
Midfielder
74′
1.50
-
Charles Kaboré
Midfielder
2.50
28
Mathieu Valbuena
Midfielder
32′
3.00
9
4.50
10
André Ayew
Midfielder
17′
3.00

Paris Saint-Germain

3.00
30
3.00
4
2.00
33
Alex
Defender
3.00
17
Maxwell
Defender
23′
2.50
26
3.00
7
Jérémy Menez
Midfielder
74′
2.50
14
Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder
2.00
20
2.00
24
Marco Verratti
Midfielder
40′ 58′
1.00
27
Javier Pastore
Midfielder
46′
4.50
10

Substitutes

1
 - 
-
Lucas
Defender
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-
 - 
-
2.50
-
 - 
15
2.00
14
Loïc Remy
Striker
79′
1.50

Substitutes

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1
 - 
6
2.50
22
2.50
23
 - 
-
 - 
19
Nenê
Midfielder
3.00
11

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
25 6
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
Striker
FC Lorient
16 2
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
Striker
PSG
15 2
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette
Striker
Lyon
15 0
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Marseille
14 1