OM lift trophy after frantic finish
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Olympique Marseille picked up the first silverware of the French season after an incredible finale to their Trophy des Champions game, defeating Lille 5-4 off a 95th-minute penalty.

League and Coupe de France winners last year after a 56-year trophy drought, Lille led 3-1 with five minutes remaining, but Marseille did the inprobable, drawing level through Jeremy Morel and Loic Remy goals.

Andre Ayew put Marseille ahead for the first time in the match with a penalty on the stroke of full-time, but Lille hit back immediately with a header from new signing Marko Basa.

The match in the Moroccan city of Tangiers looked set for penalties, but Jordan Ayew won another penalty after tumbling in the Lille box and his elder brother Andre kept his cool to give Marseille victory and complete his hat-trick on the night.

The French Supercup, played overseas for the fourth year in a row, usually pits the Ligue 1 champions against the Coupe de France winners, but Lille's double triumph last May obliged Marseille, who finished second last season, to provide the opposition.

Despite having made plain his desire to leave the club, Argentinian playmaker Lucho Gonzalez started for Marseille in place of the injured Mathieu Valbuena. New recruits Morel, Alou Diarra and Morgan Amalfitano were also named in the Marseille starting line-up, with Lille coach Rudi Garcia handing starts to his new signings Basa, Benoit Pedretti and Dimitri Payet.

Marseille opened with purpose, Amalfitano rattling the post and Lille goalkeeper Mickael Landreau saving well from Lucho and Stephane Mbia, before Lille took the lead with a neat set-piece in the ninth minute.

Eden Hazard cut back a free-kick from the right towards the edge of the box and after Payet had stepped over the ball, Florent Balmont hit a low shot into the bottom-right corner. Hazard doubled Lille's advantage just before the hour, driving past Marseille centre-back Souleymane Diawara and burying a crisp shot between the legs of goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

Ayew pulled a goal back for Marseille with a shot on the turn that went straight through Landreau, but Moussa Sow replied immediately, slipping the ball past Mandanda from Ludovic Obraniak's through-ball.

The game looked up for Marseille, but Morel reduced the arrears with a low shot in the 85th minute before Remy equalised by dispatching Lucho's dinked cross with a downward header two minutes later. Remy's goal proved but a taste of the drama that was to come, with Lille left to curse Jordan Ayew's late fall in the box and their own fragility for letting victory slip from their grasp.