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Olympique de Marseille beat AS Saint-Etienne in the EA League 1 Games final at Audi Field in Washington on Sunday evening (2-1)on Sunday evening (2-1). La joie des MarseillaisOlympique de Marseille beat AS Saint-Etienne in the EA League 1 Games last at Audi Field in Washington on Sunday evening (2-1).

Everlastingly the first. Victors over AS Saint-Etienne on Sunday evening at Audi Field in Washington (2-1), the Olympique de Marseille players won the primary release of the EA Ligue 1 Games, an amicable competition that united the two finalists, just as Girondins de Bordeaux and Montpellier Hérault SC, in the USA.

While a light wind offered some little reprieve to the groups in the mid year warmth of Washington, D.C., the match started at a high pace. Dimitri Payet tried Stéphane Ruffier right on time with a ground-breaking free kick (tenth), yet at last it was break from Maxime Lopez that opened the game. Strootman discharged Dimitri Payet on the left and the Marseille No. 10 dummied a shot before discharging triumphantly home for his third objective of the competition (1-0, twelfth).

ASSE hit back

In any case, an equalizer came a couple of minutes after the fact when recently marked ASSE striker Denis Bouanga crossed from the right, setting up Arnaud Nordin - who had demonstrated perilous on the left flank - for a header that left Steve Mandanda no possibility (17', 1-1). Soon after the half-hour of play, it was awful news for André Villas-Boas with Luiz Gustavo constrained off with a lower leg complaint.

Debut for Alvaro

In a well-coordinated second half, Mathieu Debuchy went near heading in from a Romain Hamouma corner (60'), however it was a strike from Nemanja Radonjic that gave the south-coast side the lead (2-1, 77'). The Serbian winger cut in from the left before discharging a ground-breaking shot into the contrary top corner to beat Stéphane Ruffier.

The finish of the game saw Les Verts command regionally however another leveler just wouldn't emerge. It was in this setting Spanish protector Alvaro Gonzalez - marked days sooner from Villarreal - made his OM debut, playing the last ten minutes. He picked up a yellow card, however it wasn't sufficient to discolor the night for OM, who won the last 2-1 to lift the debut EA Ligue 1 Games trophy.

Ealier in the day, Bordeaux had beaten Montpellier 2-1 in the third-place play-off.

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