Ligue 1 review

All square in Marseille

October 7, 2012

Andre-Pierre Gignac and Zlatan Ibrahimovic each netted twice as the top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash between Marseille and Paris St Germain finished all square at 2-2.

Andre Pierre Gignac scores his and Marseille's second goal
GettyImagesAndre Pierre Gignac scores his and Marseille's second goal

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Gignac opened the scoring at the Stade Velodrome in the 17th minute and then finished it 15 minutes later, after Ibrahimovic's double had turned the game on its head. The draw meant Marseille retained their three-point lead at the summit.

Lorient and Lyon produced a tight 1-1 affair that befitted their respective impressive starts to the Ligue 1 season.

The two clubs have firmly established themselves amongst the leading bunch and that showed at the Stade du Moustoir, with a nip-and-tuck encounter unable to separate them.

Third-placed Lyon took the lead in the first half through Bafetimbi Gomez, but Jeremie Aliadiere ensured Lorient would not be beaten a minute after the break.

Bordeaux drew 1-1 against Brest at Stade Francis-Le Ble. Eden Ben Basat opened the scoring for the hosts before Cheick Diabate levelled for Bordeaux after the break.

Both sides also hit the woodwork in an even contest, which in the end probably produced in a fair result.