PSG off the mark at Nantes
A review of the weekend's action in France's Ligue 1.
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Paris St Germain claimed their first Ligue 1 win of the new season after a 2-1 success at Nantes.
Laurent Blanc collected just a single point from his first two games in charge and was left thanking Ezequiel Lavezzi's second-half strike for ensuring he got into the winner's circle.
Summer signing Edinson Cavani fired the champions ahead before Alex's own goal levelled matters just after half-time.
A solitary Solomon Kalou strike was enough to end St Etienne's perfect start to the Ligue 1 season as Lille ran out 1-0 winners under the closed roof of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday.
The former Chelsea striker's first-half penalty was the first league goal conceded by Les Verts this season and it was enough move the hosts level on points with them in Ligue 1.
Ajaccio's winless start to the season continued as they were held to a goalless draw by Nice at the Stade Francois-Coty.
The hosts were unable to improve upon their impressive draw in Paris last week after failing to break down Claude Puel's team.
On Saturday, Marseille extended their winning start to three games on a night when Lyon saw their perfect record washed away.
Andre-Pierre Gignac scored for the third match in a row as Marseille claimed a 1-0 win at Valenciennes.
Gignac is pushing for a recall to the France squad, having not played an international match since 2010, after a fine start to the season which continued on Saturday.
The match looked to be petering out to a goalless draw before Gignac scored seven minutes from time at Stade du Hainaut.
Reims made a big splash at a waterlogged Gerland by stunning Lyon 1-0 in a match that was close to being abandoned at half-time.
Odair Fortes scored the only goal, in the 75th minute, four minutes after Lyon's Clement Grenier failed with a penalty kick.
Heavy rain had cast doubt on whether the match would be completed, with the second half having to be delayed due to the pitch becoming unplayable, the ball no longer bouncing and holding up on the pitch due to the surface water.
After the players spent 45 minutes in the dressing rooms, with groundstaff frantically doing their best to render the surface suitable for football, they were able to resume.
Fortes scored with the apparent aid of a deflection off Milan Bisevac to give Reims their second win in three outings, the same record as Lyon now own.
One goal was again all it took to decide the tussle between Bordeaux and Bastia at the Stade Chaban Delmas.
Henri Saivet's first-half effort gave Bordeaux their first win of the Ligue 1 season.
Saivet rifled into the top corner from a free-kick on the half-hour mark.
Evian slipped to the bottom of the table as two goals from Nelson Oliveira condemned them to a 2-1 loss against Rennes.
The Portuguese netted from the penalty spot after 11 minutes and doubled the visitors' lead in the 34th minute.
Kevin Berigaud got a goal back for Evian four minutes into the second half but they could not find the equaliser that would have kept them off the foot of the table.
Mustapha Yatabare scored twice as Guingamp beat Lorient 2-0, earning their first points following promotion.
Yatabare beat Lorient goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet in each half at the Stade Municipal De Roudourou as the visitors failed to build on their win over Nantes last week.
A goal four minutes into second-half injury time by Siaka Tiene secured a 2-1 victory for Montpellier against Sochaux.
Roy Contout had put Sochaux ahead shortly prior to half-time but Hilton responded immediately to ensure the teams went into the break on level terms.
Cedric Kante was sent off for the visitors with 17 minutes remaining, but it appeared Sochaux had done enough to earn a point before Tiene's late intervention.
Monaco's 100 per cent start to the season came to a disappointing end when Claudio Ranieri's men were held to a goalless draw at home to Toulouse.
The hosts were forced to play the game behind closed doors after last season's match against Le Mans was marred by crowd trouble and the hosts struggled to break down Le Tefece in an empty Stade Louis II.
Monaco began the game well and last week's hat-trick hero Emannuel Riviere could have had a brace in the opening 20 minutes.
They continued to press and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco should have scored when Ahamada parried a cross into his path, but the Belgian fired over the bar from close range.
Radamel Falcao fired a free-kick straight at Ahamada before Jeremy Toulalan was unlucky to see a 30-yard rocket cannon back off the crossbar.
Toulouse's Serge Aurier had a chance to win it deep into stoppage time but Danijel Subasic saved bravely at his feet.