Heavy defeat for Marseille

  • Last Updated: September 30 2012, 22:58 BST

A review of the weekend's action in the French Ligue 1.

Celebrations for Valenciennes.

Lyon blinked first in the battle of two unbeaten sides as goals from Benoit Tremoulinas and Cheick Diabate gave Bordeaux a 2-0 victory.

Remi Garde's men were left to rue a disallowed goal from Alexandre Lacazette as they strived to peg Bordeaux back following Tremoulinas' deflected opener.

But try as they might, Les Gones could not find a way past a determined Cedric Carrasso in the visiting goal, with Diabate confirming Les Girondins' ascent to fifth place in the league table.

Marseille's perfect start to the Ligue 1 season came to a grinding halt as they were beaten 4-1 at Valenciennes.

The hosts raced into a 2-0 lead in the first half through Gael Danic and Anthony Le Tallec before Marseille's dismal afternoon took a further nosedive when goalkeeper Steve Mandanda inexplicably rolled the ball out to VA's Foued Kadir, who had a simple task to fire home.

Le Tallec added his second after the break before Jordan Ayew bagged a late consolation for the beleaguered visitors.

The defeat ends a run of six straight wins at the start of the season for OM.

Kossi Agassa denied St Etienne all three points at the death as plucky Reims took a point from a goalless draw.

Visiting goalkeeper Agassa endured some shaky moments as Les Verts dominated the creative play - ex-Leeds man Max Gradel at the heart of the performance - while opposite number Stephane Ruffier also remained resolute.

But it was Agassa who repelled Brandao's acrobatic effort deep into stoppage time to extend Reims' unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to a fifth game, and leave St Etienne without a league win in four attempts.

On Saturday, two first half goals from Kevin Gameiro ensured Paris St Germain continued their excellent recent form with a 2-0 home victory over Sochaux.

Gameiro, who had only played 74 minutes this season before Saturday, opened the scoring in the 10th minute with the first real opportunity of the match.

The France international increased his chances of a regular starting berth by doubling his tally 12 minutes before the interval and although the hosts had several chances in the second half, they could not increase their margin of victory.

Second-half goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Emmanuel Riviere got Toulouse back to winning ways as their strong start to the season continued at Troyes.

And 2-0 was the scoreline too at Nancy, where visitors Montpellier took all three points.

The reigning champions had won just one of their opening six matches prior to this evening, but second-half goals from Younes Belhanda and Souleymane Camara were enough to lift them into mid-table.

Mehdi Mostefa's 55th-minute volley gave Ajaccio a 1-0 win over Brest which moved them above their opponents and extended their unbeaten run against them to 11 games.

Lorient preserved their unbeaten record thanks to Gilles Sunu's 85th-minute goal at Evian.

The visitors had trailed for almost the whole game after Saber Khelifa's early breakthrough.

In the other game, Nice twice led newly-promoted Bastia but had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Dario Cvitanich (31) and Renato Civelli (57) scored for the home side, with Jerome Rothen (41) and Anthony Modeste (71) replying for the Corsicans.