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Marseille won´t lie down, says Ayew

11 April 2012 13:39

Marseille's Andre Ayew said his side would go out to beat Montpellier despite not wanting to see Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 title.

Montpellier are level on 63 points with PSG at the top of the league standings, although Rene Girard's side can move three points clear if they win their game in hand at Marseille on Wednesday.

And Ayew has quashed suggestions from some sections that Didier Deschamps' men could intentionally lose Wednesday's clash to hinder bitter rivals PSG's title bid.

Some Marseille supporter groups have called for the team to throw in the towel as payback for the 1999 title race, when PSG's 3-2 defeat to Bordeaux in the final round of matches denied Marseille the championship.

"I understand that the fans do not want PSG to be champions. As a Marseille player, I will not be happy if PSG become champions," Ayew told RMC Sport.

"But we will remain professional. When we step out onto the pitch, we will do everything to win."

"We all know what happened in 1999, we will not repeat history."

Marseille are currently languishing in ninth in the Ligue 1 standings, having lost six of their last nine league matches, including a 2-1 reverse to PSG last Sunday.

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Info

Competition
Ligue 1
Date
11 April 2012
Game week
30
Kick-off
18:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
1 - 3
Venue
Stade Vélodrome (Marseille)
Attendance
41519

Goals

0 - 1
7' Y. Belhanda (PG)
S. M'Bia 33'
(assist by Brandão) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
49' O. Giroud
 (assist by S. Camara)
1 - 3
71' Y. Belhanda
 (assist by O. Giroud)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
30
24
13 6'
3
4 29'
7 50'
17 33'
12
10
9
23
Coach: D. Deschamps
# Player Bookings
16
4
2
3
5
13
23 48'
10 7' 71'
19
7
17 49'
Coach: R. Girard

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
18
28
20 77'
15
16
26
29
# Player Bookings
22
6
20
1
14
18
27

Sunday 28 December

Saturday 27 December

23:31
20:06
19:46
19:20
18:41
17:52
17:39
17:14
17:12
17:02
16:43
16:38
16:04
15:52
15:47
14:45
14:24
14:19
14:00
14:00
13:38
13:31
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13:04
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12:39
12:37
12:30
12:11
11:55
11:32
11:03
10:30
10:15
09:48
08:32
02:13
00:11

Friday 26 December

22:40
22:04
21:22
21:19
21:15
20:58
20:39
20:38
20:27
20:23
20:20
20:10
20:07
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20:01
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19:54
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19:43
19:41
19:41
19:33
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19:09
18:15
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18:01
18:00
17:57
17:56
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15:43
14:30
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12:02
11:48
11:10
08:44
05:24
05:24
05:24
05:24
03:45
02:56
01:35
00:46

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +21 41
2 19 +23 39
3 19 +19 38
4 19 +10 36
5 19 +5 32
6 19 -1 31
7 19 +2 30
8 19 -3 28
9 19 -5 28
10 19 +2 26
11 19 -5 22
12 19 -11 22
13 18 -2 21
14 19 -7 21
15 19 -5 20
16 19 -4 19
17 19 -10 19
18 18 -12 19
19 19 -7 18
20 19 -10 15

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