Football: Ten-man PSG battle back to down Marseille
PARIS (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain hit back from a goal down and being reduced to 10 men to beat bitter rivals Marseille 2-1 Sunday and move onto the shoulders of Ligue 1 leaders Monaco.
The defending champions trailed to a first-half penalty scored by Ghana's Andre Ayew. They also had Thiago Motta red-carded for a foul which led to the spot-kick.
But Maxwell levelled on the stroke of half-time before skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic slotted home a second-half penalty to silence the Stade Velodrome crowd and preserve PSG's unbeaten start to the season.
"Despite going down to 10 men and falling behind, my team always believed they could come back," said PSG coach Laurent Blanc. "We knew we could win and once we scored the second goal we showed our unity and courage."