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  • Last Updated: September 2 2012, 23:02 BST

A review of the weekend's action in the French Ligue 1, including victories for Paris St Germain and Marseille.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates for PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the first of his brace after just 27 seconds to inspire Paris St Germain to their first league win of the season as they beat Lille 2-1 on Sunday.

Despite their big spending the capital club had only managed to draw their opening three Ligue 1 matches - including goalless encounters in their previous two.

Ibrahimovic, a 20million euro summer buy, ensured there was no repeat as he latched onto Maxwell's through ball to score before Lille had even touched the ball.

And while Aurelien Chedjou equalised from a corner on 11 minutes Ibrahimovic, who has scored all his side's league goals this season, won the match when he poked home ahead of Mickael Landreau just before the half hour.

But it is Marseille who to the top of the Ligue 1 table following a comfortable victory 3-1 over Rennes.

Jeremy Morel gave the home side a first-half lead and, although Julien Feret levelled for the visitors early in the second, Andre-Pierre-Gignac and a late own goal from Romain Danze secured the points.

The win ensures Ilie Baup's side maintained their 100% start to the season and move two points clear of Lyon.

A last-gasp goal from Mahamane Traore restricted 10-man Bordeaux to a solitary point as Nice claimed a creditable 1-1 draw.

Henri Saivet's 86th-minute header looked to have secured a victory for Francis Gillot's men, who battled hard despite seeing Ludovic Sane dismissed in the second half.

The hosts were all set to join Marseille at the top of the table, for a few hours at least, until Traore struck two minutes into stoppage time.

On Saturday, Michel Bastos continued his prolific start to the season as Lyon recorded their third win in four games with a 3-2 defeat of Valenciennes.

The Brazilian started for the first time this season, having scored as a substitute in his two previous appearances, and was on the spot again after 17 minutes to cancel out Gil's opener.

Bafetimbi Gomis, with a penalty, and Clement Grenier put the hosts 3-1 up and though Gregory Pujol pulled one back, it was Les Gones who went top.

Reigning champions Montpellier claimed a belated first victory in their title defence by condemning Sochaux to a fourth straight defeat.

The fact that Sloan Privat registered Les Lionceaux's first goal of the season was scant consolation as goals from Younes Belhanda, Emanuel Herrera and Remy Cabella ensured the hosts remain the only side without a point in Ligue 1.

Surprise winners of the French championship last year, Montpellier had endured a dismal start to the new campaign by claiming just one point from the first nine on offer but quadrupled their total with the 3-1 success.

Lorient consolidated their spot near the top of the Ligue 1 standings with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Nancy.

Goals from Ludovic Giuly, Lamine Kone and Alain Traore sealed the victory for Lorient, who would have been celebrating an even bigger triumph but for a missed first-half penalty from Traore.

First-half goals from Carl Medjani and Johan Cavalli earned Ajaccio their second win of the season with a 2-0 home success over Evian.

The impressive Cavalli delivered the corner from which defender Medjani headed the opener, and then added a close-range second before the interval.

Evian pressed in the second half, looking for a way back into the game, but remain on only one point after four games.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his third goal in two games as St Etienne claimed a 3-0 victory at Bastia.

The Gabon striker hit a brace last weekend against Brest and was on target again after Renaud Cohade had opened the scoring. Substitute Josua Guilavogui scored the third.

Geoffrey Dernis grabbed a dramatic injury-time winner after Brest looked to have been denied victory at the Stade Francis-le-Ble.

Eden Ben Basat gave the home team an early lead but Mounir Obbadi's solo goal for Troyes levelled matters midway through the second half before Dernis fired home a late goal to secure a 2-1 win.

Wissam Ben Yedder continued his impressive start to the season as his late strike snatched a point for Toulouse in a 1-1 home draw against Reims.

The visitors looked to be headed for back-to-back wins as they led late into the match thanks to an Aymen Abdennour own goal after 55 minutes.