Holders Olympique Marseille laboured into the quarter-finals of the French League Cup when the Ayew brothers combined to score in a 1-0 win at National (third division) side En Avant Guingamp on Wednesday.
Marseille, with a mostly reserve team, snatched the win against the run of play two minutes before halftime when Jordan powered down the right flank and his cross found elder brother Andre, who headed home from close range.
The brothers, sons of former Marseille player and Ghana international Abedi Pele, almost managed a repeat of the goal in the second half but Andre’s header went just over the bar. Guingamp, who won the French Cup in 2009, had numerous chances in the first half but their strikers failed to convert them. Marseille defender Stephane Mbia and midfielder Edouard Cisse suffered leg injuries and were replaced in the second half.
Later on Wednesday, Olympique Lyon entertain Paris St Germain with their coach Claude Puel’s job under threat if they fail to advance. The draw for the quarter-finals will be made after that game.