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Feb 16, 2014 at 8pm UK at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
St EtienneSaint-Etienne
1-1
Marseille
Brandao (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
N'Koulou (64')

Result: Late Brandao header rescues draw for Saint-Etienne

Brandao scores deep into stoppage time to rescue a 1-1 draw with Marseille for Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1.

A late header from Brandao has earned Saint-Etienne a 1-1 draw with Marseille in Ligue 1 this evening.

Marseille's Senegalese defender Souleymane Diawara vies for the ball with Saint-Etienne's Brazilian forward Brandao during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne and Marseille, at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France,© Getty Images

The hosts had a chance to take the lead inside the opening 10 minutes when Brandao tried to volley in from a corner, but it was blocked in the six-yard box.

Renaud Cohade managed to play it straight back in, but Kurt Zouma could not head in from just a couple of yards out.

The best chance of the first half fell to Andre-Pierre Gignac for the visitors following a through-ball from Jeremy Morel, but his powerful volley was kept out by the post.

Marseille continued to create the better of the chances and were finally able to break the deadlock 64 minutes in, with Nicolas N'Koulou nodding the ball in from close range from connecting with a Dimitri Payet free kick.

Zouma tried to create a scoring opportunity for Saint-Etienne as they searched for an equaliser, but his run down the wing was halted.

Gignac tried to put the result beyond doubt inside the final 10 minutes, beating a number of defenders before unleashing his shot, but Stephane Ruffier was able to deny the striker.

The save proved vital for the hosts as Brandao found the back of the net deep into stoppage time after Marseille forgot to mark him, giving him a free header for the equaliser.

The result leaves Saint-Etienne in fourth place in the table, just above Marseille.

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