Win moves Marseille closer to leaders PSG

Marseille's Nemanja Radonjic celebrates after scoring his side's winner against Brest

Substitute Nemanja Radonjic scored a fine last-minute winner as second-placed Marseille beat Brest 2-1 to move five points behind French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.

The Serbia winger netted 57 seconds after Brest equalised in the 89th through striker Irvin Cardona, who saw an effort early in the first half hit both posts.

Radonjic accelerated down the left and curled a shot into the top right corner to send the Stade Velodrome crowd home relieved after Marseille had 34 attempts on goal.

It was Marseille's fourth straight league win under Portuguese coach Andre Villas Boas, the former Tottenham and Chelsea mentor who replaced Rudi Garcia during the offseason.

Defender Bouna Sarr put Marseille ahead in the 57th minute following good work from Dimitri Payet and striker Benedetto.

Marseille weres denied by the woodwork three times.

Midfielder Morgan Sanson struck the crossbar in the first half, Payet did the same with a free kick in the 62nd and fellow midfielder Valentin Rongier hit the post two minutes later with a fierce angled drive.

Brest forward Alexandre Mendy was issued a red card deep into injury time for a heavy-looking tackle on Marseille right back Hiroki Sakai. But the decision was changed to a yellow card following a video review.

Defending champions PSG can restore their eight-point cushion if they win at Monaco on Sunday night.