Marseille missed out on an opportunity to affix Paris Saint-Germain on the prime of Ligue 1 on Sunday after being held 1-1 at Brest within the final of the weekend’s encounters.
Marseille moved to 4 factors alongside Lens, Lille, Monaco and Toulouse whereas champions PSG, who beat Montpellier 5-2 on Saturday, are the one facet with two wins and sit on prime with six factors.
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Sunday’s conflict between Lorient and Lyon, each opening-weekend winners, was referred to as off due to the poor state of the pitch on the Stade du Moustoir.
Marseille, who introduced on new signing Alexis Sanchez at half-time for his debut, had been forward after 38 minutes as one other newcomer, Nuno Tavares, scored with a header, however Pierre Lees-Melou’s equaliser was reward for Brest who may nicely have gone on to win the match.
Toulouse loved their first win again in Ligue 1 after promotion with a 3-0 victory at Troyes whereas Racing Lens drew away at Ajaccio earlier on Sunday.
Clermont got here from two targets all the way down to beat Stade Reims 4-2 and depart them backside of the French league standings.
Nice, who gave Kasper Schmeichel his debut after signing the Danish goalkeeper from Leicester City, had been held 1-1 at residence by Strasbourg.
Auxerre, again within the prime flight after a decade’s absence, had been 2-0 up in 10 minutes towards Angers by means of Julian Jeanvier and a Cedric Hountondji personal purpose however let their probability of a primary win of the marketing campaign slip as Lois Diony lowered the deficit after which, after Lassine Sinayoko was despatched off, Amine Salama equalised 13 minutes from time.
Reims had been awarded two first-half penalties, transformed by Kamory Doumbia and Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun, however imploded after the Forty seventh-minute expulsion of centre again Emmanuel Agbadou.
Komnen Andric netted a double for Clermont with a penalty and an unchallenged header to degree the scores simply previous the hour after which new Austrian signing Muhammed-Cham Saracevic and Jeremie Bela accomplished the turnaround. Saif-Eddine Khaoui may need made it 5-2 within the final three minutes however had his strike disallowed for offside.
Toulouse continued their good begin to the season by profitable at Troyes, the place Yasser Larouci scored a Thirty sixth-minute personal purpose to place the guests into the lead and Rafael Ratao and Rhys Healey added second-half targets.