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8 battling brothers who faced each other on the pitch – and what happened

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4. Andre and Jordan Ayew

The Ayews' first meeting came in 2015, when Jordan's Lorient beat Andre's Marseille 5-3 at the Stade Velodrome

The sons of former Marseille star Abedi Pele also made their names at the French club, with the speedy attackers attracting plenty of admirers in their early years. They've both played for Lorient and Swansea, too, although not at the same time.

The Ayews' first meeting came in 2015, when Jordan's Lorient beat Andre's Marseille 5-3 at the Stade Velodrome. The former scored twice and the latter once in the enthralling encounter, while both managed to score again when Swansea beat Aston Villa 2-1 last term.

Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew

"I've always wanted a shirt with Ayew on the back"

5. Thiago and Rafinha Alcantara

The two midfielders grew up together at Barcelona’s La Masia academy, before Thiago left to join Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich in 2013

Thiago and Rafinha are another pair produced by a footballing father, with Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho the proud parent this time. The two midfielders grew up together at Barcelona’s La Masia academy, before Thiago left to join Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich in 2013.

An injury-hit first two years in Germany slowed Thiago’s progress, but the 25-year-old has got back to his best under Carlo Ancelotti this season. Rafinha, meanwhile, has found game time hard to come by in 2016/17.

The two met in a Champions League semi-final in 2015, although younger brother Rafinha featured for only three minutes of the Blaugrana's 3-0 first-leg victory.

6. Giuseppe and Franco Baresi

Inter's Giuseppe and Milan's Franco accumulated six Serie A titles and three Champions League trophies between them

The rivalry between two relatives captaining opposing sides is guaranteed to be tense – even more so when the teams in quesion are bitter rivals.

Inter's Giuseppe and Milan's Franco accumulated six Serie A titles and three Champions League trophies between them, first locking horns when Milan won their 10th title in 1978. Giuseppe got his own back, however, as he avoided defeat against his brother's side for the next six years.