Marseille 2-1 Brest: Hosts produce dramatic late show to move closer to table-toppers PSG as Nemanja Radonjic comes off the bench to net winner
- Nemanja Radonjic netted 57 seconds after Brest equalised in the 89th minute
- Radonjic accelerated down the left and curled a shot into the top right corner
- It was Marseille’s fourth straight league win under coach Andre Villas Boas
- Marseille have now closed the gap on Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain
Substitute Nemanja Radonjic scored a fine last-minute winner as second-placed Marseille beat Brest 2-1 to move five points behind Ligue 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.
The Serbia winger netted 57 seconds after Brest equalised in the 89th minute through striker Irvin Cardona, who saw an effort early in the first half hit both posts.
Radonjic accelerated down the left and curled a shot into the top right corner to send the Stade Velodrome crowd home relieved after Marseille had 34 attempts on goal.
Substitute Nemanja Radonjic scored a fine last-minute winner for second-placed Marseille
It was Marseille’s fourth straight league win under Portuguese coach Andre Villas Boas, the former Tottenham and Chelsea boss who replaced Rudi Garcia during the summer.
Defender Bouna Sarr put Marseille ahead in the 57th minute following good work from Dimitri Payet and striker Benedetto.
Marseille were later denied by the woodwork three times.
It was Marseille’s fourth straight league win under Portuguese coach Andre Villas Boas (left)
Midfielder Morgan Sanson struck the crossbar in the first half, Payet did the same with a free kick in the 62nd, and fellow midfielder Valentin Rongier hit the post two minutes later with a fierce angled drive.
Brest forward Alexandre Mendy was issued a red card deep into injury time for a heavy-looking tackle on Marseille right back Hiroki Sakai. But the decision was changed to a yellow card following a video review.
Defending champion PSG can restore their eight-point lead if they win against Monaco on Sunday night.