Ayew hat-trick sinks Ajaccio

Andre Ayew scored only the second hat-trick of his career as Marseille saw off bottom club Ajaccio 3-1 at Stade Velodrome on Friday.

Having not won a game in their last seven, the OM faithful were in no mood for mediocrity and the Ghana international wasted no time in putting his fans at ease with a goal inside the opening minute before adding a second on the hour mark.

Ajaccio's Junior Tallo offered hope with his fifth of the season moments later, but Ayew put any chance of a comeback to bed with little under quarter of an hour to play.

Defeat for the visitors, a repeat scoreline of the reverse fixture in Corsica, leaves them 15 points adrift of safety at the foot of Ligue 1 with just 18 left to play for.