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Ayew never meant to hurt Mollo

Marseille forward Andre Ayew insists he never feared a red card after his rash tackle injured St Etienne's Yohan Mollo during Tuesday night's meeting at the Stade Velodrome.

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Andre Ayew: Hopes that Yohan Mollo is OK

Andre Ayew: Hopes that Yohan Mollo is OK

Ayew was booked by referee Said Ennjimi just after the hour mark for a lunge at the on-loan Nancy player, whose club have revealed he suffered a sprained ankle in the incident.

Ghana international Ayew said: "I was late but I never feared I would be sent off because I never had the intention of doing him harm.

"The linesman said he had seen it all and he advised a yellow card to Mr Ennjimi.

"I know Yohan well and I never had any wish to do him harm. I hope it's not serious and that he can play at the weekend."

Goals from Benjamin Mendy in the 26th minute and Gianelli Imbula four minutes later were enough for Marseille to win the game 2-1, Faouzi Ghoulam providing St Etienne's goal after Alaixys Romao handled Mollo's cross.

And OM coach Elie Baup told L'Equipe: "We were very good in the first half. All the team were in tune.

"We were solid and scored the goals. It does not matter who was on the end of those moves."

Playmaker Mathieu Valbuena concurred: "Even if it was not the strikers who scored, they played their part. I noticed a greater presence in front of goal."

ASSE boss Christophe Galtier was left to rue his side's nightmare start.

"In the first 20 minutes, Marseille imposed great physical pressure and we could not respond," he said.

"It's never easy to get a result at Marseille, never mind with a two-goal handicap.

"After that, we picked our heads up and reduced the deficit. We played our football with plenty of desire and determination. We were unlucky sometimes but Marseille defended well.

"Our second half was good but not good enough to beat a team like OM."

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