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Ten-man PSG secure Marseille win

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Ibrahimovic sealed the win for PSG (©GettyImages)
Ibrahimovic sealed the win for PSG (©GettyImages).

Paris Saint-Germain continued their unbeaten start of the season with a 2-1 away victory against Marseille.

The win meant PSG and Monaco share the top spot with 21 points after the first nine games.

Marseille started as the better team and in the 11th minute Salvatore Sirigu had to save Mathieu Valbuena's low free-kick.

A few minutes later the Italian kept his net clear after a fantastic double against Jordan Ayew and Mathieu Valbuena.

The home side continued with their efforts and Andre Ayew came close to scoring after meeting Rod Fanni's cross, but the ball went just wide.

The dreadlock was broken in the 34th minute after Andre Ayew scored the penalty after Thiago Motta's awful tackle on Valbuena, which earned him a straight red card.

Despite the man advantage, Marseille failed to build on their lead and just before half-time Gregory van der Wiel crossed the ball to Maxwell, who beated Steve Mandanda in the air to make it 1-1.

After the break PSG was the better team, although they were a man down, and in the 66th minute they were given a penalty after Jordan Ayew fouled Marquinhos into the box.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stepped up and scored from the spot to give his side the lead.

Marseille tried to bounce-back, but their efforts proved to be not good enough.

Florian Thauvian's back post header found Sirigu's arms.

Deep into added Andre Ayew tried to earn a draw for the home side, but his free-kick hit the top of the PSG wall.

It all ended 2-1 for PSG in what was a Le Classique to remember.

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