Lens produced a remarkable performance as they thrashed Auxerre 7-0 at home in Ligue 1.
Lens were 3-0 up inside 39 minutes against Jacques Santini’s high-flying side thanks to a brace by Olivier Thomert and a strike by Daniel Cousin. The visitors had a torrid second half as Lens made it four on 56 minutes as Cousin grabbed his second finishing calmly against the hapless Fabien Cool. Ferreyra Jussie made it 5-0 on 67 with further strikes from Yohan Demont and Jussie completed the rout.
Lyon could only manage a narrow 1-0 win over struggling Nancy at home. The four-time Ligue 1 champions had to wait until the 93rd minute to claim victory thanks to Claudio Cacapa late header, which moves them to second in the league. Nancy have now lost their opening four fixtures this season.
Leaders Paris St Germain lost their 100% winning start to the season after a 1-1 draw away to Troyes. Portuguese international Pedro Pauleta had given the visitors the lead with his 100th goal in Ligue 1 but they were reduced to 10 men after the dismissal of Edouard Cisse. Troyes were back on level terms three minutes into the second half as Sebastien Dallet headed home, ensuring Troyes maintain their unbeaten start.
Bordeaux recorded their third win from four as a Bruno Cheyrou strike gave them a 1-0 victory over Monaco at home. Former Liverpool midfielder Cheyrou grabbed the winner in the 57th minute. Monaco picked up five yellow cards in the game.
Rennes beat Marseille 3-2 leaving the French giants to second bottom of Ligue 1.
Marseille coach Jean Fernandez will be under more pressure after this defeat despite taking the lead in the first minute through Mamadou Niang.
Rennes were level within ten minutes thanks to John Utaka. Marseille took the lead once again with a goal from former Inter Milan midfielder Sabri Lamouchi only for Rennes to level again with an Alexander Frei header. Swedish international Kim Kallstrom gave Rennes a much needed boost with his 55th minute winner.
Toulouse and St Etienne had to settle for a point each after a 1-1 draw in Ligue 1.
Daniel Moreira put home side Toulouse ahead four minutes before half time but a deflected goal by David Hellebuyck denied Toulouse all three points.
Sochaux failed to win at home once again as they were held to a 0-0 draw by champions league qualifiers Lille. Both sides produced good opportunities but failed to convert.
Metz and Strasbourg have yet to win a game in the league after a 0-0 draw in the Alsace-Lorraine derby. Metz’s Korean substitute Ahn Jung-Hwan missed a late chance to grab victory.
Nice failed to win at home once again after being held to a 1-1 draw by Nantes. Mamadou Bagayoko gave the home side the lead after just six minutes but Nantes got the equaliser they were searching for when Emerse Fae scored an excellent solo goal. The result moves Nantes up to fifth just three points behind champions Lyon and leaders PSG.