Weekend L1 wrap
Paris turn on the style…Ibrahimovic and Cavani both netted doubles as Paris gave Bastia a lesson 4-0. Les Parisiens are unbeaten in L1 for seven and a half months. The wins sends them top of the table.
Yes, Monaco knocked off top spot… a second draw in three games, after being held by Reims, this time it was a 2-2 draw with Sochaux that saw Les Monégasques drop another two points. For Les Lionceaux, Hervé Renard, in his first match on a Ligue 1 bench produced a stirring comeback from his side.
René Girard victorious against his former club…Thanks to a 1-0 win over Montpellier, Lille continue their excellent run. They have made their best start to a season since the 2004-2005 season.
OL dig deep to salvage draw… Against Bordeaux, Les Lyonnais were a goal down and then a man down... but with their backs to the wall, the managed to muster the necessary strength to equalize in stoppage time at the end of the match and avoid a fifth defeat of the campaign...
The Derby d'Azur goes Nice's way…Courtesy of their 1-0 win over OM, Nice maintained their 100% record at the Allianz Riviera, with three wins in as many matches and three clean sheets to boot! Nice rejoin Marseille in the standings while OM suffered a third consecutive defeat in all competitions.
Nantes on cloud nine…Les Canaris made it four in a row last weekend against Ajaccio, with a 1-0 win. The last time they recorded for consecutive Ligue 1 victories was back in November 2002. Promoted Nantes are just one point outside the top three.
Brandao and victory return to Saint-Etienne… Les Verts hadn't won for four matches (3 defeats). Against Lorient, they returned to the winners' circle 3-2. They are back within three points of the top three. Les Merlus, for their part, suffered a fourth straight loss and remain in the relegation zone.
Rennes were held 2-2 by bottom club Valenciennes, while promoted Guingamp recorded their first away win of the campaign away to Evian (2-1)…that win sees them move into the top half of the table. Toulouse continued their climb up the ladder thanks to a 2-1 win away to a Reims side that were undefeated in their eight previous matches.