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2014 World Cup: Jordan Ayew's Sochaux facing herculean test in relegation survival against PSG

Jordan Ayew's Sochaux must beat PSG to be sure of surviving relegation

Jordan Ayew’s Sochaux must beat PSG to be sure of surviving relegation

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana attacker Jordan Ayew is expected to lead the Sochaux attacking line as they attempt a memorable victory over Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain in their quest to beat the drop to Ligue 2. 

Sochaux go into the tie at the Stade Auguste-Bonal in Montbéliard with an impressive record in their last four games in the top-flight. They are unbeaten in all four, won two and drew the rest.

Their last home victory was a triumph well marshalled by the Black Stars attacker as he scored and set up a goal in their 2-0 victory at Toulouse.

PSG, who are comfortable leaders at the top after establishing a 10 point gap between them and their closest challengers AS Monaco have won two of their last Ligue 1 games but have suffered defeats in the Uefa Champions League against Chelsea but they claimed a major silverware when they beat Olympique Lyon to win France’s Coupe de la Ligue.

Sochaux could go out of the relegation zone by Sunday – that is should Valenciennes beat Guingamp on Sunday and they defeat PSG who have iconic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out with injury.

Jordan is expected to be at the heart of the Sochaux attack and will be crucial if they are to win on Sunday afternoon. But the on-loan Olympique Marseille attacker has not enjoyed the very sweetest of memories against top clubs in the division since his move in January.

He was marched off in the 2-1 loss at AS Monaco in early March and has not scored against a top-four club in his 13 outings so far.

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