Ayew Hat-Trick Sends Marseille Top – Lyon Keep Pressure On

Andre Ayew scored a hat-trick and his younger brother Jordan grab a goal to see off OGC Nice 4-2 at Stade Velodrome last night. A result that sees them hop above Lille into top spot in Ligue 1.

This is the first time Marseille have been top since week 15 of the season and it is a great time to do so with only a handful of games remaining.

Ayew was given the opportunity to play upfront due to the absence of Loic Remy and he took his opportunity with both hands, grabbing a goal in the 30th, 60th and 90th minute.

In the end Nice were well beaten and will look to pull themselves away from the danger zone with a win over struggling Caen on Sunday.

Elsewhere in Ligue 1, Lyon left it late to beat Montpellier 3-2 at the Stade de Gerland. A 90th minute goal from Yoann Gourcuff helped them claim all three points and keep the pressure on Marseille at the top. Ederson gave Lyon the lead after 23 minutes but his goal was cancelled out by Montpellier striker Oliver Giroud who levelled in the 30th minute.

In the second half Lisandro Lopez restored Lyon’s led with a goal in the 55th minute, however Montpellier pulled the game level again in the 84th minute thanks to a goal from Souleymane Camara.

Montpellier looked set to steal a point before Gourcuff came off the bench to score a late winner for Claude Puel’s side.

The race for the Ligue 1 title is getting tighter and all eyes are now on week 34 where L’OM travel to Lyon in a match that could shape the title race.